A Year on, China Keeps Trying to Rewrite the Origins of the Pandemic

People wearing masks on New Year’s Eve in Beijing, Dec. 31, 2020 (AP photo by Ng Han Guan).
People wearing masks on New Year’s Eve in Beijing, Dec. 31, 2020 (AP photo by Ng Han Guan).
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Editor’s Note: Every Wednesday, WPR Assistant Editor Benjamin Wilhelm curates the week’s top news and expert analysis on China. WPR contributor Rachel Cheung wrote the lead story in China Note this week. Subscribers can adjust their newsletter settings to receive China Note by email every week. China, where it all started, seems to have weathered the coronavirus pandemic better than most countries. Its economic recovery is well on track, and Beijing has secured a prominent position in the global vaccine race. While infection rates and death tolls continue to soar in the United States, the United Kingdom and across Europe, […]

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