Tag: WeChat (Mobile App)

Questioned Over Coronavirus Deaths, China Tries to Curb Grief

Liu Pei’en held the small wooden box that contained his father’s remains. Only two months ago, he had helplessly clutched his father’s frail hand as the elderly man took his last breath, and the pain was still raw. He wept. But there was little time, or space, for Mr. Liu to grieve. He said officials […]

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On the Coronavirus, God and the Chinese Communist Party

CHICAGO — My mother believes that God and the Chinese Communist Party will defeat the novel coronavirus. “Pray for Wuhan. Pray for China,” she urges me, referring to the capital of Hubei Province, where the outbreak started. It is early February, a week and some since Wuhan was placed under lockdown. My mother lives in […]

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How My Family Dealt With the Coronavirus Outbreak

Op-Docs I was stuck inside with my parents during Chinese New Year. Here’s what we did. Video transcript Back 0:00/11:32 transcript Self-Quarantined for the Holidays I was stuck inside with my parents during Chinese New Year. Here’s what we did. I was joking with our nurse that day that my life goal has changed now. […]

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In Coronavirus Fight, China Gives Citizens a Color Code, With Red Flags

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Video Chats and Ordering in: Coronavirus Quarantine With a Smartphone

Yardley Wong, captive on the Japanese cruise ship grappling with the coronavirus, captured in a single image the essence of life under quarantine. From inside her tiny cabin, Ms. Wong took a picture of the closed doorway. She posted it to Twitter last week. “So much wondering through this door,” she wrote. From the Black […]

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The Coronavirus Story is Too Big for China to Spin

Reactions to Li Wenliang’s death last Friday filled the timelines of my social media accounts almost immediately. Post after post on my WeChat. Grief, frustration, anger. A week later, the groundswell of emotions seems unabated. Dr. Li, a 34-year-old ophthalmologist in Wuhan, the Chinese city at the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, was one of […]

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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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The Subtle Muckrakers of the Coronavirus Epidemic

The outbreak of the coronavirus has brought international scrutiny down on China’s political system. Again. A few commentators have applauded the efficiency of the Chinese Communist Party’s response, but most have zoomed in on its weaknesses. Some have even blamed the party itself for the outbreak, calling the disease a “Communist coronavirus” or “the Belt […]

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