Coronavirus Lockdowns in China Expected Through 2023

A worker in Beijing hangs her hands over the testing holes during a 1-minute break period between day-long consistent testing services. (Photo, caption courtesy of Eric Lin/Unsplash)

China’s zero-COVID policy and repeated lockdowns are taking a toll on the world’s second-largest economy.

China’s economy is widely expected to miss its official growth target this year, raising concern among investors and policymakers alike. Experts say China will not likely start the long journey out of zero-COVID until 2023.

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Lockdowns hamper churches as well as businesses, but believers find peace amid uncertainty.

“We don’t know what the future holds. But we know Who holds the future, and that’s Christ,” China Partner’s Erik Burklin says.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth


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