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Friday, December 16, 2022

The zero-Covid policy instituted by Chinese President Xi Jinping has failed miserably

Chinese President Xi Jinping's zero-Covid policy failed miserably: Report

 China's Beijing: According to Colombo Gazette, President Xi Jinping's "zero-Covid" policy appears to have failed miserably, as China is still struggling to cope with the daily rise in cases within the country. This policy is what has most shaken Chinese society to this point.

The government implemented the policy in response to a resurgence in coronavirus cases in China, where 1,000 new cases are reported each day. However, repeated lockdowns in vast areas have caused fear, rage, and confusion among Chinese citizens as a result of the zero-Covid policy.

Over 232 million people across the Asian nation are impacted by the lockdown that is currently in effect in 31 Chinese cities as a result of the policy.

The government's zero-Covid policy of mass testing, quarantines, and lockdowns have continued, putting people's livelihoods in jeopardy. Many people have lost their jobs, and others' incomes have drastically changed. The lockdowns have also hurt the economy of the country.

Recent monthly polls showed that manufacturing and service businesses in China were less optimistic than they had been since 2020.

The EU Chamber of Commerce in China found that nearly 60% of European businesses in China said they would reduce their revenue projections for 2022 as a result of Covid controls. According to the Colombo Gazette, youth unemployment has reached a record high of 20%, forcing heavily indebted local governments to spend money on widespread Covid testing.

To demonstrate their opposition to the anti-Covid policy pursued by the Chinese government, people have been sitting in the streets of Guangzhou.

In videos that quickly became popular on social media, a lot of people can be seen chanting slogans while walking down the street. People were unwilling to visit quarantine facilities.

In China's megacities, people are also enraged by the lack of food, emergency medical care, and other essential services.

The report in the Colombo Gazette says that one thing Xi has been unwilling to do in China's fight against Covid is use foreign-made mRNA vaccines. The promotion of domestic vaccines based on inactivated versions of the virus and the prohibition of all foreign vaccines from the market by Xi's government have promoted self-reliance in the fight against Covid.

The lack of transparency regarding the efficacy and decreasing longevity of Chinese vaccines also alarmed many Chinese, according to the report. The Financial Times (report published on December 7, 2021) has seen interviews and private social media chat groups that Chinese parents have quietly tried to prevent their children from getting shots.

Additionally, it has been reported that Chinese provincial and municipal governments asserted that recipients of Chinese vaccines had adverse reactions, including death and severe disability.

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