Chinese netizens get creative to show unhappiness with 'zero-Covid' policy

A child has her swab sample taken at a mobile Covid-19 testing site in Beijing, China, on April 28, 2022. PHOTO: REUTERS
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BEIJING - At the end of last year, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian delivered a snarky rebuke of those criticising China's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.

"China's response to the Covid-19 pandemic is beyond reproach," he said at the regular press briefing on Dec 30. "Those of you here must be 'laughing in secret' to be able to live in China during this pandemic period."

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