As 2022 drew to a close, the Chinese regime was forced to abandon its Zero- COVID policy as people took to the streets in protest. The "world's factory" had been witnessing a migration of manufacturing operations to neighboring countries, even as its citizens were forced to stay housebound for weeks and months on end.
Biden's lax policy costs a life.
Compensating for the negative momentum among the young: financial handouts and gin-up the abortion issue.
Selling the Biden brand.
Beijing is making up for its lost privileges in Sri Lanka.