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China scores a public relations win after WHO mission to Wuhan

Instead of scorn, the WHO experts on Tuesday delivered praise for Chinese officials and endorsed critical parts of their narrative, including some that have been contentious.

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China long avoided discussing mental health. The pandemic changed that.

The coronavirus pandemic, which started in China, has forced the country to confront the issue of mental health, a topic long ignored because of scarce resources and widespread social stigmas

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China peddles falsehoods to obscure origin of COVID pandemic

'China uses everything for propaganda.' an author who has written a book about pandemic said. 'I started to realize that I had to do something about it.'

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In hunt for virus source, WHO let China take charge

China’s authoritarian leaders want to constrain the organization; President Donald Trump, who formally withdrew the U.S. from the body in July, now seems intent on destroying it; and European…

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US says virus can’t be controlled, China aims to prove it wrong

China has effectively sealed off its borders from the outside world and doubled down on efforts to eradicate the virus. When a crop of cases emerges, the government swiftly shuts down vast areas…

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China aims to end extreme poverty, but COVID-19 exposes gaps

Four decades of fast economic growth lifted most people in China out of poverty, and the Communist Party has vowed to help those who remain at the bottom. Xi’s anti-poverty drive is focused on…

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