Chinese President Xi Jinping takes part in a tree-planting event in Beijing on April 3 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Despite China’s ‘mask diplomacy’, the rest of the world is arguably paying the price for its missteps in the early days of the outbreak. Photo: Xinhua
John Lee Cheong Seong
Opinion

Opinion

John Lee Cheong Seong

Beijing tried to use the coronavirus crisis to enhance its global standing. It’s not working

  • Despite American errors and poor leadership, the pandemic only proves that the foundations of underlying strength are still solid for the United States and fragile for China
Chinese President Xi Jinping takes part in a tree-planting event in Beijing on April 3 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Despite China’s ‘mask diplomacy’, the rest of the world is arguably paying the price for its missteps in the early days of the outbreak. Photo: Xinhua
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