China’s “Biblical” Appeal to Shame Against the Coronavirus

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In this article, originally published here on January 28, 2020, Jackson Wu explores the tension governments often face between saving face and providing transparent communication to its citizens, within the current context of the Chinese government’s response to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Wu asks Western readers to ponder how we might be more prone to saving face than we think we are. He poses the question: What would happen if we built our reputations on transparency? How many problems might we avoid?

Read the full article here.

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