Illustration: Craig Stephens
Andy Xie
Opinion

Opinion

Andy Xie

How the coronavirus crisis is exposing the ills of the China model

  • An all-powerful government means a swift and effective quarantine but the same hierarchical system caused critical delays in containing the coronavirus
  • Likewise, the China model, so effective when the economy was nascent, has outlived its usefulness in a country now trying to beat the middle-income trap
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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