China Scrambles to Boost Its Image on Coronavirus

China has a ” big advantage” over the control of epidemics, said [Professor Emeritus] Dorothy Solinger, an expert on Chinese politics at the University of California at Irvine. “What other nation, large or small, could this pull off? Only China, with its old command apparatus plus its newer surveillance one could have done what it did,” she said. “Like it or not, China is really good at both of these.”