The same bureaucracy that allowed 5 million people to leave Wuhan before the lockdown, spreading the coronovirus abroad, is also enforcing an effective lockdown in the city. Photo: Weibo The same bureaucracy that allowed 5 million people to leave Wuhan before the lockdown, spreading the coronovirus abroad, is also enforcing an effective lockdown in the city. Photo: Weibo
The same bureaucracy that allowed 5 million people to leave Wuhan before the lockdown, spreading the coronovirus abroad, is also enforcing an effective lockdown in the city. Photo: Weibo
Alex He Jingwei
Opinion

Opinion

Alex He Jingwei

China coronavirus crisis: Beijing is marshalling its formidable bureaucracy – but at what cost?

  • With a supreme act of political will, China’s fragmented bureaucracy is being marshalled against the coronavirus epidemic. But with some officials still unable to speak truth to power, a true reckoning still awaits China’s state machinery

The same bureaucracy that allowed 5 million people to leave Wuhan before the lockdown, spreading the coronovirus abroad, is also enforcing an effective lockdown in the city. Photo: Weibo The same bureaucracy that allowed 5 million people to leave Wuhan before the lockdown, spreading the coronovirus abroad, is also enforcing an effective lockdown in the city. Photo: Weibo
The same bureaucracy that allowed 5 million people to leave Wuhan before the lockdown, spreading the coronovirus abroad, is also enforcing an effective lockdown in the city. Photo: Weibo
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Alex He Jingwei

Alex He Jingwei

Alex He Jingwei is an associate professor of the Department of Asian and Policy Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong. He specialises in health policy