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Xi Jinping attacks ‘doubters’ as he doubles down on China’s zero-Covid policy

President defends ‘scientific and effective’ mass lockdowns despite protests, shortages and damage to economic growth

Xi Jinping has confirmed there is no intention to turn away from China’s zero-Covid commitment, in a major speech to the country’s senior officials which also warned against any criticism or doubting of the policy.

Addressing the seven-member politburo standing committee, China’s highest decision-making body, specifically about the Shanghai outbreak, the president said China’s response was “scientific and effective”. He told officials to “unswervingly adhere to the general policy of dynamic zero-Covid”.

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