Protesters wear Guy Fawkes masks during an anti-lockdown demonstration organised by the hospitality sector, at the Heroes square in Budapest, Hungary, on January 31. Photo: AFP Protesters wear Guy Fawkes masks during an anti-lockdown demonstration organised by the hospitality sector, at the Heroes square in Budapest, Hungary, on January 31. Photo: AFP
Protesters wear Guy Fawkes masks during an anti-lockdown demonstration organised by the hospitality sector, at the Heroes square in Budapest, Hungary, on January 31. Photo: AFP

Letters | During the coronavirus pandemic, the Chinese concept of ‘shendu’ should trump the focus on personal freedom

  • The race to curb a mutating virus is complicated by the tendency in societies, particularly in the West, to prize individual freedom above all else

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Protesters wear Guy Fawkes masks during an anti-lockdown demonstration organised by the hospitality sector, at the Heroes square in Budapest, Hungary, on January 31. Photo: AFP Protesters wear Guy Fawkes masks during an anti-lockdown demonstration organised by the hospitality sector, at the Heroes square in Budapest, Hungary, on January 31. Photo: AFP
Protesters wear Guy Fawkes masks during an anti-lockdown demonstration organised by the hospitality sector, at the Heroes square in Budapest, Hungary, on January 31. Photo: AFP
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