A man flies a kite along the Yangtze River in Wuhan on April 8, after the Chinese authorities lifted a more than two-month prohibition on outbound travel. Photo: AFP
Shirley Ze Yu
Opinion

Opinion

Shirley Ze Yu

China’s coronavirus soft-power push will fail if it cannot defend freedoms – at home and abroad

  • The backlash against the popular Wuhan Diary shows that the Chinese government struggles to allow people the freedom to express basic human emotions
  • On a global scale, how China deals with Africa’s debt could determine how it is viewed
A man flies a kite along the Yangtze River in Wuhan on April 8, after the Chinese authorities lifted a more than two-month prohibition on outbound travel. Photo: AFP
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