China is lifting a two-month-long COVID-19 lockdown in its financial hub of Shanghai. Health authorities say the strict rules have brought the virus situation under control. But there are international concerns about the long-term impact of China’s Zero-Covid policy. Reuters reports that while there have been signs that economic activity is recovering somewhat from a dismal April, the strength and sustainability of any rebound depends largely on COVID developments.
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