The need to control the virus spreading is seen as vital to China’s stability and national security – and the Communist Party’s political legitimacy. Photo: EPA The need to control the virus spreading is seen as vital to China’s stability and national security – and the Communist Party’s political legitimacy. Photo: EPA
The need to control the virus spreading is seen as vital to China’s stability and national security – and the Communist Party’s political legitimacy. Photo: EPA
Xun Zhou
Opinion

Opinion

Xun Zhou

Coronavirus: China’s health and politics have always been linked

  • China is a long way from being the disease free ‘socialist garden’ imagined in the Communist Party’s utopian plans
  • If the Sars outbreak in 2003 was a wake-up call, the current coronavirus crisis should be an urgent warning

The need to control the virus spreading is seen as vital to China’s stability and national security – and the Communist Party’s political legitimacy. Photo: EPA The need to control the virus spreading is seen as vital to China’s stability and national security – and the Communist Party’s political legitimacy. Photo: EPA
The need to control the virus spreading is seen as vital to China’s stability and national security – and the Communist Party’s political legitimacy. Photo: EPA
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