Shanghai mayor Ying Yong, who has taken over from Jiang Chaoliang as Hubei’s Communist Party chief. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: Beijing purges Communist Party heads in Hubei over ‘botched’ outbreak response in provincial capital of Wuhan

  • Provincial party secretary is highest-ranking political casualty so far of botched virus response
  • Former Shanghai mayor and close ally of President Xi Jinping takes his place
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Shanghai mayor Ying Yong, who has taken over from Jiang Chaoliang as Hubei’s Communist Party chief. Photo: Reuters
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William Zheng

William Zheng

William Zheng is a veteran journalist who has served and led major Hong Kong and Singaporean media organisations in his 20-year career, covering greater China. He is now a news editor on the China desk at the South China Morning Post.