Op-Ed: Xi Jinping's rule by censorship and intimidation doesn't work on coronaviruses

Xi's failure to protect the Chinese people from the coronavirus is likely to harm his status.

17.2.2020

Op-Ed: Xi Jinping rules China by intimidation and police coercion. Those don't work on coronaviruses (via latimesopinion)

Xi's failure to protect the Chinese people from the coronavirus is likely to harm his status.

In this Confucian scheme of things, heaven was said to choose rulers of good moral standing, whose virtuous statecraft and proper ritual observations kept heaven and earth in balance and society in a state of peaceful harmony. The cosmic favor bestowed on these chosen leaders by heaven was evident for all to see in such things as a stable social order and a contented populace. However, if a ruler violated these Confucian proscriptions, throwing heaven and earth out of balance, heaven might signal its displeasure with earthquakes, floods, meteors, droughts, famines and epidemics.

So, where does that leave us with 2019-nCoV, the new coronavirus responsible for China’s current disease outbreak?It’s not yet clear whether the Chinese people will start to see President Xi Jinping through this lens in the current outbreak, but as the virus spreads from the central Chinese city of Wuhan out around China and the world, he is certainly being besieged by criticism, especially on social media.

The 2019-nCoV outbreak is confronting the autocratic Xi with a foe as imperious, unyielding, unrepentant and uncontrollable as his own regime. Despite an unprecedented government response to the epidemic and the virtual lockdown of millions of Chinese citizens, this invisible adversary continues to proliferate. In so doing, it has stripped Xi of his aura of invincibility in ways that no political dissident, opposition party or revolutionary movement ever could. And his tardiness in sounding the alarm against it, and then his inability to contain it, at least to date, has led to a growing public outcry and an upwelling of skepticism about his form of techno-authoritarianism.



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Xi Jinping sends in the hard men to deal with the Wuhan virusAn unusually brutal reshuffle saw the officials who run Hubei and Wuhan dismissed Hey! I am an economics student that has started her own blog about economics and socioeconomic issues. I would love and really appreciate any kind of support! Replaced by total phycos rounding up people and reducing the death counts.. Hehe, he sent the hard men

Op-Ed: Is this the time the Afghanistan war ends?A door is opening that may lead to the end of a 20-year war. We must have the courage to walk through, says former White House official Richard A. Clarke. opinion Duh, yes it's time. opinion Courage? Just like Vietnam it'll cost us money. Vietnam was 3 1/2 billion in war reparations for the return of the POWs. US never paid. Dumb fucks still fly the POW flag and act like it's Vietnam's fault. 50k heroin addicts came home then. Wonder what this will be like. opinion No

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Why the coronavirus outbreak might be the biggest challenge for China's XiCoronavirus epidemic is the latest in a string of challenges for China's President Xi Jinping. Where’s the challenge? Isn’t he just going to put people in concentration camps, like he’s done with the Muslims? Might? 🤦‍♂️ Just for him tho?

Coronavirus Live Updates: Xi Began Fighting Virus Earlier Than KnownPresident Xi Jinping began fighting the coronavirus epidemic earlier than previously known, a newly published speech indicates, underscoring that he was concerned about the virus even while officials at its epicenter were downplaying its dangers During the time of Lunar New Year, the Spring festival of China, a deadly outbreak of the coronavirus has emerged in the city of Wuhan. The question then arises,'What is the coronavirus? How dangerous is it?.' Facts Coronavirus Health Epidemic Sure please your leader. PR.

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