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Protests Unlikely to Budge Beijing on 'Zero-COVID'

MIN READNov 28, 2022 | 20:13 GMT

Protesters march by a police cruiser during a protest against China's strict "zero-COVID" measures on Nov. 27, 2022, in Beijing.

Protesters march by a police cruiser during a protest against China's strict "zero-COVID" measures on Nov. 27, 2022, in Beijing.

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Recent protests in China do not yet pose a threat to the Communist Party regime, but Beijing's reaction will include requiring enforcement of existing COVID-19 restrictions, mass arrests of protesters without a military crackdown, and knee-jerk reactions to foreign pressure, suggesting no significant easing of China's "zero-COVID" restrictions and, subsequently, its economic woes....

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