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What other countries can learn from China’s lockdown policies

By William Wang, PhD Candidate, School of Social Development and Public Policy, Beijing Normal University
Holly Snape, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Glasgow
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Pitting authoritarianism against democracy has become common during the pandemic, with the former often being painted as a more effective regime type in handling COVID-19. The Chinese Communist Party’s own narrative promotes a version of this argument, equating China’s success in keeping cases and deaths low with the “superiority” of its political system. This is in spite of successful…


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