Jesper Willaing Zeuthen is an Associate Professor in Chinese Area Studies at Aalborg University, Denmark. Jesper manages the CatCh Network (Ruling through Division: Categorising People and Resources in Contemporary China). His work focuses on urban–rural inequality in China, Chinese local governance, and Chinese mining companies’ engagements in Greenland.
Shenzhen, the home city of Tencent and a global technology hub, has long been one step ahead of the rest of China in digital governance and control. In October 2022, the city’s Bao’an District—where one of the authors of this paper, Hailing, was living—witnessed a small-scale outbreak of Covid-19. In response, the district government announced […]