The cost of China's dynamic zero-COVID policy

What does zero-COVID mean for both China and the global economy?

The Chinese government is determined to continue its Zero-COVID policies, but at what cost? Dialling in from Beijing, Jörg Wuttke, President of the EU Chamber of Commerce in China, joins Bruegel’s Alicia García-Herrero and Giuseppe Porcaro to discuss the impact of lockdowns on the country’s economy and its growth targets, as well as European companies’ re-evaluation of their China strategy.

This episode is part of the ZhōngHuá Mundus series of The Sound of Economics.

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