Meketa Connectives: Understanding China series update

February 2023

In early December, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) abruptly ended all
zero-COVID lockdowns in response to anti-lockdown protests and pressure from high tech companies. At the World Economic Forum, Vice Premier Liu He charmed attendees and promoted China investment. China’s reopening and wooing of foreign investors has boosted Chinese asset prices and prompted the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to substantially upgrade China’s economic outlook in its latest assessment.