A man wearing a mask walks past a mural showing a modified image of the Communist Party emblem in Shanghai. Photo: Reuters
Has China learned its lesson from the coronavirus tragedy? Judging by its continued censorship, no
Official responses following Li Wenliang’s death show little sign Beijing realises that the muzzling of information has life-and-death consequences for the world. An unrepentant China may leave the world no choice but to decouple
Billy Huang is a media veteran who has worked at leading organisations across the Pacific, including Xinhua News Agency in Beijing, CNN headquarters in Atlanta, MediaCorp in Singapore, KyLinTV in New York and the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. He was part of the CNN team that won the 2005 Peabody Award and the 2005 DuPont-Columbia University Award.