As some of you already know, Xi Jingping was photographed at the Beijing Coronavirus hospital wearing the transmission prevention mask which has become iconic during the crisis. This is while reports suggest he has failed to visit Wuhan, where the outbreak originated.
From what we can see now, there are a few possible takeaways:
1. The virus threat is not serious, and Xi simply has to put up the image of containment, in a (non-malicious) propaganda act.
2. A massive calamity is being covered up in China, but we still need take the Thomas Friedman approach, because their government is honest.
3. It’s the Russians.
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