We are old enough to remember a time – two years ago – when China’s aggressive crackdown on Covid was presented as a model for Western governments. No longer. As the rest of the world recovers from pandemic restrictions, Shanghai is suffering a harsh new lockdown that could cost China and the rest of the world dearly.
Fearing local officials could let the virus spiral out of control, Beijing flew Covid fixer Sun Chunlan to China’s business capital this month to impose one of its most drastic lockdowns yet. Around 25 million people have been forced to stay at home without warning and without time to hoard food.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/shanghais-zero-covid-calamity-china-lockdowns-xi-jinping-11649794232 Shanghai’s Zero Covid Lockdown – WSJ