Aware of the outbreak’s threat to his power, Chinese President Xi Jinping took charge to slow the spread, using authoritarian methods not normally available to democracies. Photo: Xinhua Aware of the outbreak’s threat to his power, Chinese President Xi Jinping took charge to slow the spread, using authoritarian methods not normally available to democracies. Photo: Xinhua
Aware of the outbreak’s threat to his power, Chinese President Xi Jinping took charge to slow the spread, using authoritarian methods not normally available to democracies. Photo: Xinhua

Coronavirus pandemic

Beijing’s coronavirus-era diplomacy ‘is outflanking America’s’, but some cite overreach

  • Both governments have underplayed the threat, whitewashed problems, blamed local officials and pointed fingers at each other
  • ‘Trump has had an appalling response to the crisis. In some ways, he’s even followed the Xi Jinping model in trying to put political controls on information’

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Aware of the outbreak’s threat to his power, Chinese President Xi Jinping took charge to slow the spread, using authoritarian methods not normally available to democracies. Photo: Xinhua Aware of the outbreak’s threat to his power, Chinese President Xi Jinping took charge to slow the spread, using authoritarian methods not normally available to democracies. Photo: Xinhua
Aware of the outbreak’s threat to his power, Chinese President Xi Jinping took charge to slow the spread, using authoritarian methods not normally available to democracies. Photo: Xinhua
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