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Corona calamity: The role of China's cheerleaders

By including the yuan in its basket of leading currencies, the IMF gave China a legitimacy it did not deserve

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Vivek Moorthy
As the count of coronavirus cases and fatalities mount, and the economic catastrophe worsens, one should step back to examine all of those who bear some responsibility for this grave calamity. The cover-up by Chinese officials —  who forced the whistleblowing martyr doctor Li Wenliang to sign a retraction in early January — has justifiably led to scathing criticism of the Chinese government and tributes to him.

A careful examination of the steps taken by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other supra-national bodies after the SARS epidemic of 2003 originating in Guangdong to pressurise China to clamp down on
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First Published: Mar 29 2020 | 11:39 PM IST

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