WUHAN VIRUS: BEIJING'S RESPONSE

China's response to Wuhan virus outbreak is a stunning exercise in mass mobilisation

A man wearing two protective masks and gloves walking his dog last Friday past a government propaganda poster in Beijing that reads "Everyone is a witness of the new era".
A man wearing two protective masks and gloves walking his dog last Friday past a government propaganda poster in Beijing that reads "Everyone is a witness of the new era".PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

China's top-down, authoritarian model key to executing praise-winning outbreak response

Build a hospital in 10 days? No problem. Build two hospitals in under two weeks? Done.

Compel companies to recall workers to work through the Chinese New Year holiday? Sure.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 02, 2020, with the headline 'A stunning exercise in mass mobilisation'. Print Edition | Subscribe