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Fear, Fury and the Coronavirus


February 13, 2020 07:52

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Note: This episode contains strong language in both English and Mandarin.
What started as a story about fear of a new and dangerous virus has become a story of fury over the Chinese government’s handling of an epidemic. Today, one of our China correspondents takes us behind the scenes of Beijing’s response to a global outbreak. Guest: /amy-qin?smid=pc-thedaily" target="new">Amy Qin, a China correspondent for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit
Background reading:
* President Xi Jinping faces an accelerating health crisis that is also a political one: a profound test of the authoritarian system he has built around himself over the past seven years. * China’s leader, who rarely mingles with the public, visited several sites in Beijing and spoke to medical workers in Wuhan via video conferencing. * Here are the latest updates on the global outbreak. Read more
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