It appears the Chinese government has responded to nationwide protests and begun to ease Covid restrictions. The government has agreed to curb pandemic restrictions and avoid further long-term restrictions.
In fact, in a meeting today, China’s State Council officials appeared mask-free to discuss the next steps, a significant sign of easing. Authorities said that “long-term restrictions must be rectified and avoided.” Markets were up on this news.
Still, Western media seems hell-bent on framing these protests as a sign of the government’s downfall. We broke down that narrative on Monday’s Redacted program.