February 27, 2020 | Washington Examiner

China’s political warfare strategy takes hit from coronavirus

February 27, 2020 | Washington Examiner

China’s political warfare strategy takes hit from coronavirus

The Wuhan coronavirus, or SARS-CoV-2 as the World Health Organization has named it and the Chinese would prefer it to be called, may be on the verge of becoming a pandemic. If it continues to spread, it may take a tragic toll on human life around the world. It is already having economic effects such as bringing down stock market prices and causing capital to evaporate. It is possible geostrategic relations will be altered in ways no one has anticipated. While this is a public health crisis at the most basic level, the Communist Party of China’s authoritarian political warfare strategy has contributed to making the problem worse.

The causes, effects, effective treatment, and prevention of the coronavirus are still to be determined. It is known the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, where the largest number of infected persons resides as of this moment. It has spread to South Korea, with the second-largest number of infected persons, as well as Italy and other locations around the world. Japan has quarantined a cruise ship with thousands of passengers in what has been described as a floating petri dish of infection.

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