Activity grinds to a standstill in Beijing as the country struggles to contain a coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Reuters

China’s top task is to stop coronavirus, Xi Jinping says

  • But Xi says officials must also keep eye on the economy; Chinese stocks fall in post-holiday trading
  • Beijing accuses Washington of spreading fear with response to outbreak
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak

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Activity grinds to a standstill in Beijing as the country struggles to contain a coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Reuters
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Jun Mai

Jun Mai

Jun Mai is an award-winning journalist covering China's political and social news. He writes about China's elite politics, general policies and social activism. He is currently based in Beijing.