Why has China decided to relax COVID restrictions?

CGTN reporter Li Jingjing talks about why this decision has come now, why the Chinese government enforced such strict curbs for so long, and what can be expected now that the COVID policy is changing.

Protests take place in China against COVID-19 policies

The protests started on Friday in the north western city of Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang province, and in the following days spread to bigger cities including Beijing and Shanghai