Beijing proves its capabilities to manipulate the global public opinion.

By Victor (Lin) PU

March 31, 2020.

There are two narratives about how the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has become a pandemic. The first narrative started with the outbreak in Wuhan, China. This narrative contends that, due to the Chinese authorities’ partial information-sharing with the world, the Chinese government’s initial mishandling caused the current global pandemic. The other narrative claims that, because of unprecedented pneumonia cases in China, the Chinese government made a great effort to contain the epidemic and bought time for the West, but Western countries failed to counter…

Victor (Lin) PU 普麟

PhD student in PoliSci at Tulane University, USA. Focus on Chinese influence and authoritarian diffusion. From Taiwan.

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