mandag 2. november 2020

China’s ‘Secret Weapon’ Against COVID-19 Won’t Work for Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery

China enjoyed the international spotlight recently because more than 630 million people traveled during the Golden Week holiday surrounding National Day, October 1. The Chinese government pitched the resumption of travel as the apex of China’s victory against the COVID-19 pandemic. Many specialists in China attribute the effective management of the pandemic to the nationwide lockdown, and the “secret weapon” of this successful lockdown was mobilization. Despite successful mobilization in enforcing the lockdown, however, the Chinese government has encountered difficulties in the post-pandemic economic recovery phase. The government has tried to harness mobilization efforts to boost consumption and reduce unemployment, but both attempts have ended in failure.

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