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Coronavirus crisis reveals the dark side of China's success

So much has changed since the SARS epidemic -- and so little

HONG KONG -- Back in 2003, I covered the SARS epidemic that hit China. So for me, the coronavirus outbreak that has dominated the start of 2020 has had a "back to the future" feel to it.

Of course, so much has changed over the past 17 years in terms of China's economic strength and its place in the world. And yet so little seems to have evolved in the way the country's deep state deals with a big homegrown crisis.

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