My opinion piece on zero-Covid and citizens support for the government

Has China’s handling of Covid-19 increased the government’s popularity or decreased it? I find the question fascinating and confusing. Here’s my commentary piece exploring the theme, using the idea of social contract. Yesterday I wrote to my oped editor, asking to add the protests reported in Lhasa, Xingjiang and Zhengzhou, but the piece had just been published.
https://www.scmp.com/comment/opinion/article/3197326/how-will-chinas-zero-covid-policy-affect-public-support-government-its-complicated.

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