The Agenda with Steve Paikin
COVID-19 emerged in China three years ago and, ever since, that country has had the tightest restrictions anywhere. While most countries have largely reopened their economies and resumed daily activities, China has existed under a zero-COVID policy. But some citizens have had enough and after an extraordinary spate of protests, the Chinese Communist Party announced an easing of restrictions.
00:00:52 Protest footage
00:01:18 Jan Wong’s reaction to protest
00:01:48 Lynette Ong’s reaction to protest
00:02:44 The Party Congress
00:04:23 How common are protests in China?
00:07:53 The outsourcing of repression
00:10:37 Jan Wong on living in Maoist China
00:13:07 Relaxation of Covid restrictions in China
00:15:04 Shocked at the response to the CCP’s about face
00:17:32 Vaccination rates in China are low
00:20:17 What happens now?
00:21:37 What does this mean for Xi Jinping?