Why China’s commitment and ability to contain the coronavirus outbreak should not be doubted

I take it seriously when the Standing Committee of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China, China’s highest authority, calls the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic “a major test of China’s system and capacity for governance” – a phrase of such significance that in my 30-plus years of watching China, I do not recall the like. 

Let me explain why I am confident – why the world should be confident – that China will overcome the epidemic. I offer three reasons: China’s commitment,…

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