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Will China change its Covid course?

Tough Covid measures are causing tension in China, while India struggles with more nationalist violence.

As discontent rises in Shanghai during another Covid lockdown, Katie Stallard, the New Statesman‘s senior editor, China and global affairs, and Emily Tamkin, senior editor, US, discuss how China has ended up in this situation and why it could struggle to find a way out.

They also examine the increasing communal violence in India. 

Then in You Ask Us, they answer a listener’s question on the role of diplomacy in Russia’s war in Ukraine.

If you have a question for You Ask Us, email podcasts@newstatesman.co.uk

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Further Reading:

“Control your soul’s desire for freedom”: Shanghai’s dystopian Covid regime
India reveres its democracy, but the room for dissent is shrinking

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