Has China Lagged in Its Response to the Wuhan Coronavirus?

Passengers in masks at Hong Kong’s high speed train station, Jan. 22, 2020 (AP photo by Kin Cheung).
Passengers in masks at Hong Kong’s high speed train station, Jan. 22, 2020 (AP photo by Kin Cheung).
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Editor’s Note: Every Wednesday, WPR Newsletter and Engagement Editor Benjamin Wilhelm curates the week’s top news and expert analysis on China. China is scrambling to contain the spread of a new and deadly viral outbreak as hundreds of millions of Chinese citizens plan to travel for the busy Lunar New Year holiday this weekend. Residents in the central city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus originated, are being urged not to leave, and authorities will shut down public transportation networks and suspend outbound flights in the city starting Thursday. A total of 540 cases of the disease have been confirmed around […]

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