Taiwan moves away from ‘Zero Covid,’ as Beijing doubles down.

Posted on AllSides May 9th, 2022
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Lam Yik Fei for The New York Times

Until recently, China and Taiwan were among the last places on earth to pursue a “zero Covid” policy of eliminating infections. For two years, they mostly succeeded in keeping the coronavirus out with tough border controls and rigorous contact tracing.

Then came the highly transmissible Omicron variant.

Faced with surging coronavirus cases, the two governments are now taking vastly different approaches. In China, the authorities are doubling down. They have imposed stringent lockdowns, mass testing and centralized quarantines for confirmed cases and close contacts. The glittering financial capital of Shanghai has been...

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