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How the Chinese Government Undermined the Chinese People's Attempts to Prevent and Respond to COVID-19   [open pdf - 238KB]

From the Key Takeaways: "[1] To save face, Beijing silenced those making early warnings about COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019]--and may have enabled the coronavirus to spread more quickly. [2] Recent history suggests Beijing will continue to punish whistleblowers and sideline civil society organizations in favor of a heavy-handed government response. [3] The U.S. government should press Beijing to respect freedom of speech, association, and religion so citizens and NGOs [non-government organizations] can offer information, expertise, and resources."

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Backgrounder No. 3483
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2020-04-06
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