For Chinese people, Yuan Longping was more than a scientist. Photo: Xinhua
For Chinese people, Yuan Longping was more than a scientist. Photo: Xinhua

In China, two heroes offer one lesson in public opinion

  • In death, scientist Yuan Longping and doctor Li Wenliang ignited outpourings of emotion from people across the country
  • One case was mixed with anger but both highlight the pragmatism that shapes national sentiment

For Chinese people, Yuan Longping was more than a scientist. Photo: Xinhua
For Chinese people, Yuan Longping was more than a scientist. Photo: Xinhua
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