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Propaganda: zero-Covid becomes zero-caution

For a long time, China’s state media used cartoons to mock the West’s Covid policies. Now, they seem like commentaries on their own chaos.

The abrupt change in China’s Covid policy confronts the censorship authorities with a monumental task, which will certainly impact social stability: How do you explain the 180-degree turn from zero-Covid to zero-caution to your own population? A clear direction only emerged slowly after the strict measures were lifted after December 7, which also suggests a great deal of uncertainty behind the scenes.

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