The Huoshenshan (Fire God Mountain) Hospital in Wuhan was built in 10 days to help battle against the novel strain of coronavirus. Photo: Xinhua
Zhang Lin
Opinion

Opinion

Zhang Lin

Coronavirus exposes fundamental flaws in China’s economic growth model, and Beijing cannot fix it

  • The outbreak of the novel coronavirus, which has killed over 1,000 people and infected over 40,000, has highlighted the good and bad sides of a state-controlled system
  • China was able to build a hospital in a few days, but only after the outbreak of the virus had been under reported or even covered up
The Huoshenshan (Fire God Mountain) Hospital in Wuhan was built in 10 days to help battle against the novel strain of coronavirus. Photo: Xinhua
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