“…prompted China’s top leaders to acknowledge that they had provided false information about the epidemic.”
Should have seen it coming
“This outbreak may be the biggest threat to Xi and the Party in years…”
” … no one will believe public health officials again”?
“One of the people said it was expected to be a tense meeting…”
“…the reinforcement of progressive social-justice narratives should not get in the way of simple truth-telling.”