Sunday February 23, 2020

Coronavirus outbreak has exposed the world’s dependence on China

While we owe its people our solidarity and support, we are also reliant on the transparency and accountability of China’s Communist Party

9th February, 2020
The world is dependent on the transparency and accountability of the Chinese Communist Party. Picture: Getty

Until a few weeks ago, most people outside China had probably never heard of the city of Wuhan. Now this metropolis of 10 million people is impinging on the global imagination – along with the Chinese Communist Party and Huawei – as a symbol of modern China. And, like the party and the technology company, Wuhan is a symbol of a country we only vaguely know but on which the world has become uncomfortably dependent.


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