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With lightning speed, China has constructed hospitals in Wuhan, but President Xi Jinping will face a mountain of issues going forward. (Nikkei Montage/ Source photo by Kyodo and AFP/ Jiji) 
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Party's half-baked admission misses Xi's biggest problem

Leader's call for 'top-down' governance conflicts with Wuhan officials' need for freedom

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

TOKYO -- If you fold a map of China into four, what appears in its center is Wuhan -- the capital of Hubei Province, a city with a population similar to Tokyo's and the epicenter of the recent coronavirus outbreak.

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