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Could Beijing’s COVID Restrictions Lead to Mass Protests? 
After undergoing several months of lockdowns, movement restrictions and travel bans, authorities in China have finally lifted some of the country’s draconian “zero-COVID” policies that have plagued the world’s most populous nation and second largest...
Tesla Continues to Grapple With Shanghai Lockdown Under ‘Closed Loop System’
As China continues its crushing lockdown of Shanghai, an increasing number of businesses are reporting huge dips in profits as authorities scramble to uphold the country’s unbending “zero-COVID” policies. Most recently, electric vehicle (EV) maker...
Citizen Journalist Jailed in Shanghai for Speaking Out Against ‘Zero-COVID’ Policy
Chinese authorities recently arrested another activist for speaking out against abuses committed by health and police authorities as the country continues adhering to its unbending “Zero-COVID” protocols.  Shanghai-based Ji Xiaolong was arrested on April 30...
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‘Control Your Soul’s Desire for Freedom’: Authorities Use Drones to Keep Desperate Shanghai Residents Confined to Their Homes
The lockdown of China’ largest city and most important financial center has gone on for two weeks, leaving many without reliable access to food and other necessities. Despite this, Communist Party authorities have not let...
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‘Zero-COVID’ Lockdown in Shanghai Compounds Xi’s Political Dilemma
News analysis Over the past two years, cities and entirely provinces in China implemented economically and socially destructive “zero-COVID” lockdowns and other control measures to squash the virus. Shanghai, however, stuck to a milder “precise...
As COVID-19 and Washington put pressure on China’s semiconductor supply chain, Beijing’s semiconductor firms are determined to continue operating.
China Faces Potential Disruptions to Semiconductor Industry, Ignores Biden Administration Warnings
Since late March, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has faced potential risks to its semiconductor industry as COVID-19 and political tensions with the West threaten its capabilities.  Despite the lockdowns and political repercussions, China’s top...