After months of harsh and relentless Covid-19 lockdowns, China’s major cities have begun opening up again. In this episode, we will examine the current state of China’s zero covid policy. We will discuss the lockdowns in Shanghai and Beijing and explore the effects of the zero covid policy on China’s economy and political stability. Finally, we will explore the various responses to China’s decision and delve into what the future may look like for China. Joining me today on the podcast is Professor Yanzhong Huang.
Professor Huang is a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he directs the Global Health Governance roundtable series. He is also a professor and director of global health studies at Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations. He recently published the reports, The COVID-19 Pandemic and Chinese Global Health Leadership and “Advancing U.S.-China Health Security Cooperation in an Era of Strategic Competition.”
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