China’s Xi Reaffirms Zero-COVID Policy at Party Congress

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Chinese President Xi Jinping reaffirmed his controversial zero-COVID policy by emphasizing that his policy prioritizes saving people’s lives, during his speech at the opening ceremony of the 20th Party congress on Sunday. His speech implies that China’s strict COVID measures, including tight borders, lockdowns, mandatory mass testing, health code scanning, quarantine, and travel restrictions, will likely continue. However, Xi made no comment about how his strict policy has crippled the country’s economy and people’s social lives.