Wang Xiangwei
Wang Xiangwei

SCMP Columnist

China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei

The coronavirus is no Chernobyl, but a wake-up call for China’s top-down autocratic rule

  • Comparisons to the Soviet-era meltdown are far-fetched, though there are lessons to be learned
  • Among them, the benefits of transparency, rule of law, vibrant media and a bottom-up approach that harnesses the power of civil society