Patients with Covid-19 lay in beds at Tangshan Gongren Hospital in China’s northeastern city of Tangshan on December 30, 2022. Photo: AFP
Patients with Covid-19 lay in beds at Tangshan Gongren Hospital in China’s northeastern city of Tangshan on December 30, 2022. Photo: AFP
Zhou Xin
Opinion

Opinion

My Take by Zhou Xin

Why China’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic is at best a pyrrhic victory

  • China put its state machinery to use to selectively control the narrative about the pandemic, which has affected every individual in the country in one way or another
  • With the nation set to return to normal after the pandemic, the lessons learned go beyond public health policy

Patients with Covid-19 lay in beds at Tangshan Gongren Hospital in China’s northeastern city of Tangshan on December 30, 2022. Photo: AFP
Patients with Covid-19 lay in beds at Tangshan Gongren Hospital in China’s northeastern city of Tangshan on December 30, 2022. Photo: AFP
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