Chinese bank on charm offensive

Paramilitary policemen wear face masks as they march in formation into a pedestrian underpass next to Tiananmen Square in Beijing

Chinese bank on charm offensive

February 14, 2020

February 14, 2020

12 minute read

It has been a challenging 12 months for the People’s Republic of China and its paramount leader, President Xi Jinping.

Domestically, many are blaming the Communist Party for the spread of the coronavirus, given the official priority attached to controlling information and suppressing dissent rather than trying to prevent transmission of COVID-19 during the earlier ­stages of the emergency.

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