Chen Yixin has been parachuted into Wuhan as deputy head of the team overseeing the handling of the outbreak. Photo: Handout

Beijing pins hopes on ‘guy with the emperor’s sword’ to restore order in coronavirus-hit Hubei

  • Chen Yixin, a protégé of President Xi Jinping, arrived in Wuhan on Saturday to help tackle the outbreak
  • He is expected to introduce measures to maintain social stability, including heavy controls on media and people expressing views online
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Chen Yixin has been parachuted into Wuhan as deputy head of the team overseeing the handling of the outbreak. Photo: Handout
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