What's behind China's zero-covid policy?

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In China, a handful of infections is enough to trigger lockdowns, mandatory tests and travel restrictions for millions of people. So, why is the government so determined to pursue a 'zero-covid' strategy? And how will this affect the economy and lives of one and a half billion Chinese?

Join host Rob Matheson.

With guests:

Dan Wang - Chief economist, Hang Seng Bank China.

Jeffrey Lazarus - Head of the Health Systems Research Group at Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal).

Professor Steve Tsang - Director of the China Institute, SOAS University of London.

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