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Cameron and Adam unpack what sustained protests could mean for China and the world.

China was one of the first countries to produce a COVID-19 vaccine, but nearly three years into the pandemic, only 50 percent of its population is vaccinated. Why is that? And why did Chinese leaders opt for lockdowns instead of a more aggressive vaccination campaign? On this episode, Cameron and Adam unpack the issue and assess what sustained protests could mean for China and the world.

About Ones and Tooze:  Foreign Policy economics columnist Adam Tooze, a history professor and a popular author, is encyclopedic about basically everything: from the COVID shutdown, to climate change, to pasta sauce. On our new podcast, Tooze and FP deputy editor Cameron Abadi will look at two data points each week that explain the world: one drawn from the week’s headlines and the other from just about anywhere else Tooze takes us. Check out Adam Tooze’s column here  See All Episodes

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