4 min read.Updated: 26 Mar 2020, 02:10 AM ISTHarsh V Pant
The Chinese government and its private sector, both have reached out to nations as diverse as France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Iran, Iraq, the Philippines, and even the US
What a difference a few weeks make? It was just yesterday that the world was fuming at China for its irresponsible behaviour in tackling COVID-19 viral contagion. There was widespread anger at the manner in which Beijing had manipulated information to suit the needs of the Communist Party and allowed coronavirus to fester almost till the time when it became impossible to conceal. And now as China has seemingly managed to get its act together by controlling the epidemic within its boundaries with no new infections being reported since the start of the crisis and the epicentre of the crisis moving to Europe, a new narrative is being pushed aggressively by China and being consumed by an equally enthusiastic section of the world.