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Chinese protests raise the stakes in Covid-zero exit

China’s next move on its pandemic handling has been further complicated by the outbreak of widespread protests sparked by anger towards the country’s Covid-zero measures – while global markets are being pushed and pulled by any signs of what comes next.

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It’s a new test for president Xi Jinping as the scale of the civil unrest has not been seen since the 1989 Tiananmen Square protest.

"At this stage the eventual outcome clearly remains uncertain," RBC Capital Markets analyst Tyler Broda said.