Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) and Indonesian President Joko Widodo during G20 Summit in Bali.
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While stability in China might bring economic benefits in Southeast Asia, there are many reasons to be concerned.
The Chinese government has loosened restrictions designed to limit the spread of COVID-19.
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Strict lockdowns, quarantines and testing have prevented many people in China from catching COVID-19. With concerns over Chinese vaccine efficacy and uptake, China may be facing a looming COVID-19 surge.
Bronze bull outside the stock exchange building in Shanghai, China.
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Will China’s government find a balance between protecting its citizens and supporting its economy.
Young people are angry at COVID restrictions, but also poor job prospects and China’s heavy-handed suppression of free speech.
President Xi Jinping may be concerned about a spike in the death rate if China’s tough COVID restrictions are lifted – and the political fallout from it.