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China's anti-coronavirus propaganda reveals its own insecurity

Communist party works overtime in shaping narrative to maintain grip on power

Chinese President Xi Jinping and the rest of the communist party cannot afford to admit that they botched their initial response to the coronavirus outbreak.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The Global Times, a Chinese newspaper, recently admonished the U.S. and Europe in an editorial over their failure to contain the new coronavirus and implement adequate countermeasures.

The March 14 editorial was published under the auspices of the People's Daily newspaper, the main mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party.

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