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

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