Cary Huang
Cary Huang
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

Sino File by Cary Huang

Coronavirus: to Chinese democracy what Chernobyl was to glasnost?

  • The 2003 Sars crisis changed Beijing’s view on openness in governance and the timely release of information about health crises
  • But China’s increasing move towards authoritarian rule under Xi Jinping makes the country even more vulnerable to the outbreak of epidemics
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