Zero-Covid protests in Shanghai escalated on Sunday evening as police struggled to disperse large crowds who gathered in the city, and Iranian protests continue but businesses are reluctant to join. Plus, the FT’s Brussels bureau chief, Sam Fleming, discusses the EU’s latest refugee crisis.

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