Lockdown report from Shanghai + Media ignores Bucha
The pressure to get the skyrocketing infection numbers under control is apparently weighing heavily on Shanghai's authorities. The city has extended the lockdown until further notice. A Shanghai resident tells us how the citizens feel about it: On the one hand, chaos reigns, as contradictory rules have been imposed on many areas of daily life, the 28-year-old woman tells China.Table. On the other hand, many believe that there is no alternative to the zero-covid strategy. The main concern is now more about other Chinese cities. If prosperous, efficient Shanghai fails to contain the virus, other cities will be defenseless against it.
The images from Bucha are currently stirring up European politics. They have resulted in the expulsion of Russian diplomats and calls for a coal import ban. China, however, as so often, sees the world differently. China's state-controlled media ignore reports about these atrocities – or they follow the Russian narrative. This contradicts the guise of its neutrality between Ukraine and Russia, analyzes David Demes.