Age of the Dragon

Bradley Perrett | Locked down and unhappy, China has been backed into a corner by Xi

Bradley Perrett
December 2 2022 - 12:00pm
A protester shouts slogans against China's strict zero-COVID measures in Beijing on November 28. Picture Getty Images

The Chinese Communist Party must be as nervous as a cat. Last weekend's protests against pandemic-control lockdowns have gone away, but their cause, the locking down, hasn't.

Bradley Perrett

Bradley Perrett is a regular ACM columnist with a focus on Australia's relationship with China, covering defence, strategy, trade, economics and domestic policy. He was based in Beijing as a journalist from 2004 to 2020. His articles are supported by the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas.

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