Medical personnel arrive in Wuhan with medical supplies on a PLA transport aircraft on Thursday. Photo: China Daily via Reuters

Chinese military sends in fresh medical crews to coronavirus-hit Wuhan

  • Deployment follows orders from President Xi Jinping, source says
  • Mission could be a good test of the PLA’s ability to handle unconventional warfare, analyst says
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak

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Medical personnel arrive in Wuhan with medical supplies on a PLA transport aircraft on Thursday. Photo: China Daily via Reuters
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Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan is an award-winning journalist, specialising in reporting on defence and diplomacy in China. Her coverage of the US EP-3 spy plane crash with a PLA J-8 in 2001 near the South China Sea opened her door to the military world. Since then, she has had several scoops relating to China's military development. She has been at the Post since 2005 and has a master's in international public affairs from The University of Hong Kong.