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 outbreak

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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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Jane Cai

Jane Cai

Jane Cai, CFA, is the Beijing Bureau Chief of the South China Morning Post. She has been covering China's economic, financial, business and political news since the early 2000s.