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China is implementing new restrictions to battle the Covid-19 pandemic. Citizens are protesting the restrictions. CNBC has the story:  

Rare protests broke out across China over the weekend as groups of people vented their frustration over the zero-Covid policy. 

The unrest came as infections surged, prompting more local Covid controls, while a central government policy change earlier this month had raised hopes of a gradual easing. Nearly three years of control have dragged down the economy. Youth unemployment has neared 20%. 

People’s Daily, the Communist Party’s official newspaper, ran a front-page op-ed Monday on the need to make Covid controls more targeted and effective, while removing those that should be removed. 

In Beijing, many apartment communities successfully convinced local management they had no legal basis for a lockdown. That came after more and more compounds in the capital city on Friday had abruptly forbade residents from leaving. 

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