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Podcast: Shanghai’s lockdown tests limits

Workers set up a makeshift hospital for COVID-19 patients at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai
Workers set up a makeshift hospital for COVID-19 patients at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, China.
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The strict lockdowns and zero-tolerance COVID-19 policies that were once praised for keeping China largely infection-free? They’re back. And they’re now pushing people to their limits.

Today, how the recent lockdown in Shanghai is testing China’s zero-tolerance strategy, and what it means for the country’s communist government. Read the full transcript here.

Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guests: L.A. Times China correspondent Stephanie Yang

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