Staff move bio-waste containers past the entrance of the Wuhan Medical Treatment Centre in China, where some people infected with the new virus are being treated. Photo: AP
Keith B. Richburg
Opinion

Opinion

Asian Angle by Keith B. Richburg

Bird flu, Sars, China coronavirus. Is history repeating itself?

  • Hongkongers could be forgiven any déjà vu over the latest outbreak of a deadly virus originating in mainland China
  • A common thread appears to link each of these disasters: a Chinese penchant for secrecy that makes things worse.

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Staff move bio-waste containers past the entrance of the Wuhan Medical Treatment Centre in China, where some people infected with the new virus are being treated. Photo: AP
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Keith B. Richburg

Keith B. Richburg

Professor Keith B. Richburg, a former Washington Post correspondent, is Director of The University of Hong Kong's Journalism and Media Studies Centre.