Tsinghua University Xu Zhangrun blames Chinese Communist Party leaders for putting politics ahead of the people. Photo: Sohu

Chinese scholar blames Xi Jinping, Communist Party for not controlling coronavirus outbreak

  • Beijing’s crackdown on civil society, freedom of expression made it impossible for people to raise the alarm about the situation, Tsinghua University professor Xu Zhangrun says in online article
  • Intellectual Xu Zhiyong repeats his call for ‘not very smart’ Xi to step down as leader
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Tsinghua University Xu Zhangrun blames Chinese Communist Party leaders for putting politics ahead of the people. Photo: Sohu
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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.

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Mimi Lau

Mimi Lau covers human rights, religion and civil society in China. She spent seven years in southern China as the Post's Guangzhou Correspondent before returning to Hong Kong in 2017. Today, Mimi continues to pursue stories across the country, monitoring and reporting on key political and civil issues. She has won numerous awards for her work.