China's COVID-19 policy puts the lives of its people above all else

China's dynamic zero-COVID policy, which has involved large scale lockdowns of both residential and commercial areas where the virus has been identified, is aimed at balancing the protection of health with economic stability, the country's ambassador to the UK has said.

Speaking at a financial and economic forum in London, Zheng Zeguang said the approach had "focused on quick response and well-targeted and highly efficient measures."


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The Chinese mainland recorded 4,010 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, with 27,646 asymptomatic cases also reported. Since the pandemic began, 5,232 deaths have been attributed to the disease. The country has recently eased quarantine restrictions on inbound passengers.

"China has all along put the people and their lives above all else," Zheng said.

He also noted that while many economies are facing recession, China's GDP has grown at more than 3 percent for the first three quarters of the year.

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