The Standing Committee met today and based on the readout it has decided to double down on "dynamic zero-Covid". “Persistence is victory 坚持就是胜利” the meeting declared. The readout emphasizes that the current policy is correct: Practice has proved that our prevention and control policy is determined by the nature and purpose of the Party, our prevention and control policies can stand the test of history, and our prevention and control measures are scientific and effective. We have won the battle to defend Wuhan, and we will certainly be able to win the battle to defend Shanghai.
Bill - your thoughts at the top of this edition of the newsletter were excellent… and so helpful for understanding what’s happening right now. There are likely a number of ways to misread the moment, so I appreciate your expertise.
How can the Standing Committee not grow tired of reading its own words? It is truly remarkable.