Tag: People’s Daily

Can We Please Just Blame the Virus?

HONG KONG — The Chinese police have exercised unusual restraint in the face of the coronavirus outbreak. It seems that just eight people have been detained so far, all doctors who early on turned to work-related chat groups to warn of the dangers of a new mysterious infection. The local police — an honorary, if […]

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A Rare Online Revolt Emerges in China Over Death of Coronavirus Whistle-Blower

They posted videos of the Les Misérables song, “Do You Hear the People Sing.” They invoked article No. 35 of China’s Constitution, which stipulates freedom of speech. They tweeted a phrase from the poem “For Whom the Bell Tolls.” The Chinese public have staged what amounts to an online revolt after the death of a […]

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