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Taiwan’s people are not impressed with China’s “Zero COVID” status

Brookings Institution, March 11, 2022

March 11, 2022

Taiwan’s people are not impressed with China’s “Zero COVID” status

Chit Wai John Mok, UCI Ph.D. Candidate in sociology,  Nathan Kar Ming Chan, Ph.D. Candidate in political science and others write, “Given Taiwan’s close proximity and soured relations, it is reasonable to ask whether China’s ability to contain COVID-19 has changed Taiwan’s cold sentiment towards the PRC. … Our survey findings are bad news for Beijing: China’s COVID-19 experience has not made Taiwan people warm up toward the PRC; on the contrary, for many in Taiwan, COVID-19 is another example of the PRC state’s deficiencies.”