Chinese paramilitary police officers wearing face masks stand outside the headquarters of the People's Bank of China in Beijing on February 7. While some analysts have said China’s economy could be adversely affected by the coronavirus, the Chinese central bank has already injected a large amount of liquidity into the system. Photo: EPA-EFE
Jack Hickman
Opinion

Opinion

Jack Hickman

Why a coronavirus-fuelled revolution in China is unlikely, despite Western commentators’ fondest hopes

  • Contrary to the Western media narrative, health professionals have praised the Chinese government’s response to the outbreak
  • Despite some public anger, most Chinese people are pragmatic, support their political system and hope life returns to normal soon

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Chinese paramilitary police officers wearing face masks stand outside the headquarters of the People's Bank of China in Beijing on February 7. While some analysts have said China’s economy could be adversely affected by the coronavirus, the Chinese central bank has already injected a large amount of liquidity into the system. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Jack Hickman

Jack Hickman

Jack Hickman is a British journalist who has interviewed North Korean border guards, filmed the notorious Taiwanese Dog King and gone undercover to report from sealed off Buddhist Institutes. He learnt Mandarin while selling tudou in a Beijing hutong and is committed to building a bridge of understanding between the East and West