Asian Insider Ep 23: China making up after hesitant start to tackling novel coronavirus

Workers produce protective suits at a factory in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province, on February 6, 2020, to support the supply of medical materials during a virus outbreak that originated from Hubei's provincial capital city of Wuhan. - Th
Workers produce protective suits at a factory in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province, on February 6, 2020, to support the supply of medical materials during a virus outbreak that originated from Hubei's provincial capital city of Wuhan. - The number of confirmed infections in China's coronavirus outbreak has reached 28,018 nationwide with 3,694 new cases reported, the National Health Commission said on February 6.PHOTO: AFP

TAP/CLICK TO LISTEN: Asian Insider Ep 23: China making up after hesitant start to tackling novel coronavirus

15:02 mins

Synopsis: This is Asian Insider, a series by The Straits Times every week. Together with our stable of 30 correspondents based around the world, we give an Asian perspective on the global talking points of the week.

China is making up for losing precious time. Has it also shown humility somewhat in recent days in admitting shortcomings?

The Straits Times global affairs correspondent Benjamin Kang Lim speaks to US bureau chief Nirmal Ghosh about China's response to the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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