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
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