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Opinion

The unintended consequence of China's zero-COVID policy

Digitization of the hukou system may lead to a more equal society

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A pedestrian crossing in Lujiazui financial district in Shanghai on June 2: China's leaders may be pushing forward reforms facilitating socioeconomic reordering.   © Reuters

Lauren A. Johnston is associate professor, China Studies Centre, University of Sydney. She is founder and managing director of New South Economics.

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