Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Robert Peckham
Opinion

Opinion

Robert Peckham

Coronavirus is testing the limits of China’s – and Hong Kong’s – preparedness

  • Mounting criticism of Beijing’s response to the outbreak and depictions of life in a society under lockdown puncture the image of China’s efficient, tech-invested regime
  • In Hong Kong, the crisis is exposing the fault lines of a divided city: governance failures and a demoralised people

Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Robert Peckham

Robert Peckham

Robert Peckham is professor of history and director of the Centre for the Humanities and Medicine at the University of Hong Kong.