by Ge Zheng
Translated by Wenrui Ding, Yujie Gu, Weijun He, Wenwen Li, and Xuechang Wu
Ge Zheng, CHINA’S POLICY RESPONSES TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, SPRING 2022 Int’l J. L. Ethics Tech. 1 (Wenrui Ding, Yujie Gu, Weijun He, Wenwen Li and Xuechang Wu trans., 2022).
Available at: https://doi.org/10.55574/NVUQ7462
Author Information: Ge Zheng, Shanghai Jiaotong University; Wenrui Ding, The University of Maryland, College Park; Yujie Gu, China University of Political Science and Law; Weijun He, China University of Political Science and Law; Wenwen Li, Guangdong Zhuojian Law Firm; Xuechang Wu, Durham University (The translators’ names were randomly listed, and they equally contributed to this translation.)
Abstract: To date, the total number of diagnoses with Covid-19 all over the world has reached
488 million and the number of deaths has reached 6.14 million. In this article, after making it
clear my points of view about China’s measures on the pandemic, I will develop the arguments
in detail through replying to the questions of (1) Is there really no other choices besides “living
with Coronavirus?” (2) Is it really unnecessary to keep the “Zero Covid” policy? (3) Is the
“Lying Flat” policy really useful? I will answer the above three questions by comparing
Mainland China’s policy with China’s Hong Kong SAR and some other countries’ responses
to the fifth wave of the pandemic.
Keywords: Covid-19, Health Policy, Zero-Covid, Herd Immunity, China
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