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Jul 29, 2022 08:35 PM
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China’s Leaders Stick to ‘Zero-Covid’ Despite Economic Slowdown, Analysts Say

Lingdingyang Bridge under construction in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong province, July 27. Photo: VCG
Lingdingyang Bridge under construction in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong province, July 27. Photo: VCG

China’s Politburo, the top decision-making body led by President Xi Jinping, has signaled that leaders will stick to the “zero-Covid” strategy despite an economic slowdown, analysts say.

While reiterating the need to better manage Covid containment alongside socio-economic development, a Thursday meeting of the 25-member Politburo retained its long-held zero-Covid stance and called for effective tracing of new variants and development of new vaccines and drugs, according to a report published by Xinhua News Agency.

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