As the US and European countries head back to "normal lives," travel among most countries across the world have gradually resumed, China is still sticking to strict border control measures.
This is because China has adopted a completely different epidemic prevention and control tactic compared with that of most other countries. China believes that nothing is more precious than people's lives.
When will China relax its border controls? Judging from the current situation, as long as the pandemic goes on, China will not do so. If we put economic, social, security, environmental protection and other benefits all into consideration, it is not difficult to find that China's continued adherence to strict border control measures will obviously outweigh the disadvantages.
Take a look at tourism industry. The most direct visible loss to China caused by strict border controls is international tourism revenue. Data shows that foreign tourists spent about $77.1 billion in China in 2019. Strict border controls have reduced this number. However, since many Chinese are unable to travel abroad, the spending of Chinese tourists has dropped as well.
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