Russia Accepts and Emulates China’s Coronavirus Propaganda

21 Apr 2020

(EDM) After a delayed start, Russia is now being hit by the COVID-19 outbreak with devastating force; yet, it has only praise for China’s policy of containing the disease, despite the obvious fact that this containment failed to prevent a local outbreak in Wuhan from becoming a global pandemic. President Vladimir Putin recently found it opportune to emphasize that it was “counterproductive” to accuse Beijing of providing information about this dangerous infection “in an untimely manner” (Kremlin.ru, April 16). This was the key point in his ten-minute telephone conversation with President Xi Jinping around midnight last Thursday, April 16 (Beijing time), which allegedly consisted of an “in-depth discussion” of international matters. [...]

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