Asia Democracies Show Alternative COVID Strategies to Beijing’s Heavy-handed Approach
China is touting its success in curbing its outbreak of COVID-19 that has spread to the rest of the world. But the so-called success came at a steep price: The state’s massive surveillance network now intrudes even further into people’s lives, with more crackdowns on speech and more government critics in prison. Beijing argues the hardline measures are necessary, but other countries show that may not be true. VOA State Department correspondent Nike Ching has this report, narrated by Elizabeth Cherneff.