Unrest breaks out across China, as frustration at lockdowns grows

Unrest breaks out across China, as frustration at lockdowns grows
Protesters hold up a white piece of paper against censorship during a protest against Chinas strict zero-covid measures in Beijing. (Image: Getty)
The Economist
From Urumqi in the northwest to Shanghai in the east, demonstrations and protests have rocked China in recent days. They have varied in size, tenor and composition, but all have been united by one theme: demands for an end to the harsh lockdowns and arbitrary controls of the country’s “zero-covid” campaign. Taken together, they represent a broad-based and diverse bellow of frustration of a sort very rarely heard in China. Though not all protests are explicitly political, they are an unmistakable rebuke for President...

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