Expats in China now face leave-or-stay dilemma

Three years of lockdowns have made China a less welcoming place for foreign residents; fresh waves of Covid-19 present a new dilemma for expats

For anyone living in China, it has been a challenging time. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG
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The end of China’s tough zero-Covid policy was shockingly abrupt. For three years, Beijing maintained an unwavering stance, regularly extolling its virtues to protect the population.

But after a spate of protests this month, the policy is unravelling. And just as quickly, Covid-19 is now ripping through major cities, causing a wave of infections among the population.

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