What happened in the fire tragedy that sparked China's COVID protests? - DW News.

A deadly fire in an apartment block triggered protests across China. Did Beijing's strict COVID rules contribute to the death toll? DW investigates.

Statements by authorities suggesting a relaxation of pandemic control measures look more like a move to relieve political pressure than a turnaround in policy. Experts say fully opening is still too risky.

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As Chinese authorities clamp down on nationwide protests against strict pandemic control measures, several statements by the official in charge of the zero-COVID policy have signaled a possible change of course.

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