Wang Xiangwei
Wang Xiangwei

SCMP Columnist

China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei

Coronavirus leaves China to rule the world? Truth is, it’s neither ready nor willing

  • It has become commonplace to suggest China will emerge stronger from the pandemic and try to fill the void on the global stage left by a retreating US
  • But media rhetoric aside, in this time of crisis Xi Jinping – like Mao 50 years ago – will be keen to prioritise the country’s own affairs