China’s Protests Are a Wakeup Call for the EU, Too

China’s Protests Are a Wakeup Call for the EU, Too
Demonstrators hold blank pieces of white paper to protest against China’s zero-COVID policy, in Beijing, Nov. 27, 2022 (Yomiuri Shimbun photo via AP Images).

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s effort to project an image of a politically monolithic society has been remarkably successful in shaping how Europeans have come to view China. But as protests against China’s “zero COVID” policy spread, it’s clear that EU policymakers have been operating under a false stereotype of the country.

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