Coronavirus communication: What does China want to achieve?

While I can understand that China might be not happy about some rhetoric coming from the White House re COVID-19, why do you think that Beijing is pretty aggressively trying to spread a conspiracy theory about American origins of the new coronavirus? Is it first of all for domestic purposes to shift some blame from the regime for originally probably a slow response regarding outbreak in Wuhan? Or China hopes that with that tactics the regime can achieve also something internationally, and what it would be? Read few comments.

General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Xi Jinping: Credit: http://english.gov.cn/

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Wuhan coronavirus: Chinese regime is not delivering on its side of the social contract

Death of Wuhan doctor Li Wenliang sparks outpouring of anger. Is this somehow a serious political problem for the Chinese government, and why, or you expect regime will be able to quickly bury this? Read few comments.


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China’s (political) reaction on Wuhan coronavirus is better than on SARS but…

How do you assess China’s reaction on Wuhan coronavirus? Some observers are talking about Beijing being slow and covering things up. Read few comments.
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Taiwan’s presidential election: Incumbent Tsai Ing-wen is poised to win and what it means

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Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen. Credit: https://english.president.gov.tw/

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China: How safe is Xi Jinping’s rule?

Lasting trade dispute with the US, continuous international coverage of treatment of the Uyghurs, protests and bad results of pro-Beijing candidates in Hong Kong local elections. Is this combination of factors somehow a special challenge for Xi Jinping, for the regime, or not and why? Read few comments.

President Xi Jinping: Credit: http://english.gov.cn/

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The PRC at 70: China’s dreams and nightmares

And what’s next. Read few comments.

Portrait of Mao Zedong at the Tiananmen gate. Credit: Andrej Matisak

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What connects protests in Hong Kong and Taiwan’s elections?

Do you think that current events in Hong Kong will effect, and how, Taiwan’s political situation and upcoming presidential elections in January?  Read few comments.

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen. Credit: https://english.president.gov.tw/

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