President Xi Jinping visits Ditan Hospital on Monday. He has been mostly absent from view during the crisis. Photo: Xinhua

Beijing battles ‘crisis of Chernobyl proportions’ in coronavirus outbreak

  • Public fury is growing, with calls for more freedom of speech, but observers don’t expect any dramatic changes
  • Xi Jinping has been mostly absent from view, as heads start to roll in Hubei province
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak

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President Xi Jinping visits Ditan Hospital on Monday. He has been mostly absent from view during the crisis. Photo: Xinhua
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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.