Ballet dancer Ashlee Montague wears a gas mask as she dances in Times Square, New York, on March 18. About two-thirds of coronavirus cases are occurring outside China now. Photo: ReutersBallet dancer Ashlee Montague wears a gas mask as she dances in Times Square, New York, on March 18. About two-thirds of coronavirus cases are occurring outside China now. Photo: Reuters
Ballet dancer Ashlee Montague wears a gas mask as she dances in Times Square, New York, on March 18. About two-thirds of coronavirus cases are occurring outside China now. Photo: Reuters
Brian YS Wong
Opinion

Opinion

Brian YS Wong

Coronavirus: amid the shrill, polarised criticism of China’s response, give credit where it’s due or risk missing important lessons

  • A lack of nuance in critiquing China’s response is neither accurate nor helpful, and any serious discussion can only proceed by acknowledging Beijing’s successes as well as failures. As Europe and the US struggle with the pandemic, useful lessons may be lost

Ballet dancer Ashlee Montague wears a gas mask as she dances in Times Square, New York, on March 18. About two-thirds of coronavirus cases are occurring outside China now. Photo: ReutersBallet dancer Ashlee Montague wears a gas mask as she dances in Times Square, New York, on March 18. About two-thirds of coronavirus cases are occurring outside China now. Photo: Reuters
Ballet dancer Ashlee Montague wears a gas mask as she dances in Times Square, New York, on March 18. About two-thirds of coronavirus cases are occurring outside China now. Photo: Reuters
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