China: why zero covid case policy sparks protests

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In China, it is still common to see people wearing protective suits against the coronavirus on the streets.

The zero-covid policy implemented by the Chinese authorities to fight the new wave of coronavirus cases has caused a popular uprising. A series of demonstrations are held simultaneously in several major cities of the country. The Chinese are protesting what they see as harsh prison rules.

Thousands of people took to the streets to express their dissatisfaction with the measures taken by the Chinese government. Indeed, the authorities want to prevent new cases of covid. Among the protesters, some went so far as to openly criticize Xi Jinping’s government and the Chinese Communist Party.

Analysts say the popular uprising is reminiscent of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests.

How to analyze the situation? Still, the Chinese authorities want to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the country? The strategies implemented by the government have paid off. Storage has reduced the incidence of infection. Even the number of deaths has decreased.

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