Age of the Dragon

China's risks pile up as Omicron arrives

Bradley Perrett
By Bradley Perrett
Updated January 21 2022 - 6:56pm, first published 12:30am
China has turned to lockdowns in an effort to stymie the spread of Omicron in Beijing. Picture: Getty Images

On the surface, China's pandemic position looks a lot like Australia's situation of a few weeks ago. Because of a highly effective suppression strategy, its population has next to no infection-induced immunity, but it has the advantage of widespread vaccination.

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Bradley Perrett

Bradley Perrett is a regular ACM columnist with a focus on Australia's relationship with China, covering defence, strategy, trade, economics and domestic policy. He was based in Beijing as a journalist from 2004 to 2020. His articles are supported by the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas.