Striking members of the Hospital Authority Employees Alliance and other activists gather at the Hospital Authority building on February 7, calling for the closing of Hong Kong’s border with the mainland. Photo: AFP
Paul Letters
Opinion

Opinion

Paul Letters

Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s strikes and panic are symptoms of an ailing ‘one country, two systems’

  • Beijing reacted faster to the current outbreak than to Sars, which some in the outside world see as an improvement. In Hong Kong, however, many hold the view that the WHO is downplaying the deadliness of Covid-19 to appease China
Striking members of the Hospital Authority Employees Alliance and other activists gather at the Hospital Authority building on February 7, calling for the closing of Hong Kong’s border with the mainland. Photo: AFP
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