Xi Jinping implicated in bungled early response to coronavirus

Xi Jinping implicated in bungled early response to coronavirus

2/16/2020

Xi Jinping implicated in bungled early response to coronavirus

Account appears to contradict the narrative that local officials were to blame for allowing the epidemic to spiral

BL PREMIUM 16 February 2020 - 16:08 Tom Mitchell, Christian Shepherd, Robin Harding and John Reed Chinese President Xi Jinping issued orders to contain the deadly coronavirus outbreak almost two weeks earlier than previously thought, according to an account that appears to contradict the narrative that local officials were to blame for allowing the epidemic to spiral. The official Communist Party magazine Qiushi’s account at the weekend says Xi met the party’s politburo standing committee, China’s most powerful decision-making body, and gave instructions on the virus response on January 7 — 13 days before the public was warned about the outbreak’s severity. B Premium This article is reserved for our subscribers. A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as exclusive Financial Times articles, ProfileData financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Times Select. Already subscribed? Simply sign in below. Read more: Business Day

Xi Jinping implicated in bungled early response to coronavirusAccount appears to contradict the narrative that local officials were to blame for allowing the epidemic to spiral

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Xi Jinping implicated in bungled early response to coronavirusAccount appears to contradict the narrative that local officials were to blame for allowing the epidemic to spiral

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