Beijing still holds its ground, China’s capital may still prevent a Covid lockdown (China.Table reported). And President Xi Jinping still maintains his strict zero-Covid policy. But behind each of these points lies the unspoken question: for how much longer? The number of new Covid infections continues to rise daily, after all. At the beginning of the week, the district of Shunyi experienced a fresh outbreak. Beijingers can expect more mass testing and tighter restrictions. With zero-covid, a lockdown in China’s capital seems almost inevitable.
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