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As China Doubles Down on Lockdowns, Some Chinese Seek an Exit

Clara Xie had long wondered whether she might leave China one day. She chafed at the country’s censorship regime, and…

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China’s Covid Lockdown Outrage Tests Limits of Triumphant Propaganda

Immediately after Beijing said it had detected a new coronavirus outbreak, officials hurried to assure residents was no reason to…

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Covid Lockdowns Revive the Ghosts of a Planned Economy

Yang Wenhui should be a proud example of China’s rise from economic rubble to global powerhouse. Growing up poor, he…

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Covid Outbreak in Beijing Prompts Panic Buying and Fears of a Lockdown

BEIJING — Families in Beijing rushed to stock up on food. Supermarkets stayed open late. Residents endured long lines for…

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Shanghai’s Low Covid Death Toll Revives Questions About China’s Numbers

By the numbers, Shanghai has been an exemplar of how to save lives during a pandemic. Despite the city’s more…

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China’s ‘Zero-Covid’ Mess Proves Autocracy Hurts Everyone

Long before the “zero Covid” policy, China had a “zero sparrow” policy. In the spring of 1958, the Chinese government…

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Shanghai residents bristle as a lockdown enters a second week with more testing.

Residents have swarmed the police officers who enter their neighborhoods wearing white protective suits. They have shouted out their windows…

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Many Shanghai residents say Covid lockdown measures have caused food shortages.

Before Guan Zejun’s apartment block was locked down on March 27, he bought enough noodles and bread to last a…

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Lockdowns in China Block Truck Shipments and Close Factories

BEIJING — China’s mounting Covid-19 restrictions are creating further disruptions to global supply chains for consumer electronics, car parts and…

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Shanghai residents in lockdown criticize China’s ‘zero Covid’ strategy.

As the coronavirus races through Shanghai, in the city’s worst outbreak since the pandemic began, the authorities have deployed their…

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