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Chinese protests not just about politics and freedom; also about Covid

'Xi is actually more worried that a relaxed policy will lead to more deaths among the elderly'

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People gather for a vigil and hold white sheets of paper in protest over COVID-19 restrictions in Beijing, November 27, 2022. (Photo Credit: REUTERS)

James Chin | The Conversation
While a lot of attention has been given to the unprecedented protests in China about the “dynamic zero COVID” policy, not much has been written about the wider political context, and particularly the young people leading the protests.
These young protesters have proven to be agile, and appear to be always a couple of steps ahead of the authorities, who are desperate to keep a lid on any uprising. They particularly do not want the wider world to know the extent of the protests.
There have been reports that at the heart of the protests is a call for

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First Published: Nov 30 2022 | 1:24 PM IST

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