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As discontent rises in Shanghai during another Covid lockdown, Katie Stallard, the New Statesman's senior editor, China and global affairs, and Emily Tamkin, senior editor, US, discuss how China has ended up in this situation and why it could struggle to find a way out.
They also examine the increasing communal violence in India.
Then in You Ask Us, they answer a listener’s question on the role of diplomacy in Russia's war in Ukraine.
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“Control your soul’s desire for freedom”: Shanghai’s dystopian Covid regime
India reveres its democracy, but the room for dissent is shrinking
Why Putin’s war in Ukraine turned into a military disaster
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