INdustrycTceh INsight Logo

Despite weekend protests, China might not make essential changes to its Covid policy at any time

Despite weekend protests, China might not make essential changes to its Covid policy at any time

November 29, 2022: analysts said that China would not likely make significant changes to its Covid policy shortly despite this weekend’s protests. They stated that the reason for public unrest was the local performance of the current central administration policy.

“Without clear guidance from the higher authorities, local officials are inclined to play safe and stick to the existing zero-Covid stance,” Larry Hu said, chief China economist at Macquarie. “It is upsetting many people, who expect[ed] more loosening after the ’20 measures'” announced earlier this month.

Many people take the streets for granted more than the weekend to vent their frustration, which built up over almost three years of stringent Covid controls. Local infections have increased, prompting more lockdowns in the previous week.

Although the protests are rare, it was not immediately apparent to what scale the demonstrations were held.

Earlier this month, the central government signalled a step toward reopening by announcing “20 measures” is trimming quarantine times and generally making Covid controls targeted.

However, Hu said it is still being determined whether the measures aim to reduce recent infections that likely needed a hard lockdown or lower the increased speed, with lesser disruption to the economy and hospitals.

“The week ahead could be crucial; news on social unrest over the weekend has increased the need for more policy clarification and guidance from the higher authorities,” he stated.

In Beijing, more than the weekend needed to be verified. Social media videos showed residents focusing on the 20 measures and agree their community management there was an illegal basis for locking down their apartment compound.


About Us

We provide the insights on leaders who are responsible for taking their organization to new heights, all the while bringing together a group of talented individuals.

Recent Posts

BambooHR | A Company Favorite | Bradley Rencher

Sandy Sorzano, Director of People + Brand at MMA Design, is highly protective of the company’s much-loved, tight-knit culture. So when inefficient processes started taking more and more time away from the work that builds and preserves that culture, Sandy knew it was time for a change. After implementing BambooHR Benefits Administration, she now has more capacity to give her strategic initiatives the attention they need. | Seamless Work Experiences | Eran Zinman

In an article by Jared Newman in Fast Company, he writes exceptionally about the company. While other software companies are trying to offer the One True App for project management, is moving in the opposite direction.

Despite weekend protests, China might not make essential changes to its Covid policy at any time