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China’s Political Awakening Amidst Zero-COVID

For three years, the CCP’s zero-COVID policy in the aftermath of the Wuhan outbreak has included mass lockdowns, excessive testings, heightened surveillance, isolation, quarantines, and border closures. For three years, the CCP has managed to justify the policy by broadcasting how they were able to hold the virus at bay during 2020 and 2021 and how they kept excess deaths to low levels while marginally revitalizing China’s economy after an almost 7 percent sharp decline in GDP. 

China Is Lagging–the Worst Is Yet to Come

Recently, there has been much debate surrounding whether China can prevent a recession for the upcoming year. In reality, not only is China incapable of preventing a recession—it appears that China’s recession is already underway, and there are several leading indicators suggesting that the worst is yet to come. Despite talks of GDP growth and state sponsored infrastructure projects to boost its economy, China is currently exhibiting telltale signs of an ongoing recession.

Monday Briefing | September 13

September 13, 2021 featured headlines include a new anti-abortion law in Texas, updates on the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, and new vaccination requirements in the United States.

Monday Briefing | May 10

Photo credit: Stories to follow: This year marks the 100th anniversary of Northern Ireland’s foundation, and the European Parliament recently voted to approve Britain’s post-Brexit trade deal.…

Monday Briefing | May 3

Photo: Small businesses continue to struggle as New York City lifts social distancing restrictions. Credit:   Stories to follow: With many workers still remote…

Monday Briefing | March 22

Photo: Illustration of Chinese and Russian vaccine diplomacy. (Photo courtesy of SkyNews) Stories to follow: Vaccine diplomacy is here. As more and more Covid-19 vaccinations…

Monday Briefing | March 15

Photo: Defense attorney Eric Nelson left, and defendant, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, right, during a hearing before jury selection. Credit:   Stories…