As of March 18, 2020 Coronavirus, or COVID-19, which originated in Wuhan, China, has infected over 200,000 people worldwide, and has killed more than 8,000 people globally. What responsive measures should have been taken by China that weren’t? How did the People’s Republic of China put the world in danger by failing the people of Wuhan, and who in China risked their lives and even the lives of their family members to raise the alarm for your sake? Helen Raleigh, a senior contributor at The Federalist, answers.

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  1. colleenb Member
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    Wonderful interview. I had heard about the Chinese who are fighting back against censorship and ‘reviving’ deleted texts, etc, about this crisis and the Communist government in general. I would like to have Ms. Raleigh back on again to speak about Hong Kong and other situations involving China. Its amazing to me that the Chinese Communist party took the time to arrest protest leaders in HK even as the Wuhan virus was only beginning to slow down. As with Stalin, the Communist party and Xi are keeping up the totalitarianism no matter what other crisis is occurring.

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  2. Caroline Roberts Contributor
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    colleenb (View Comment):

    Wonderful interview. I had heard about the Chinese who are fighting back against censorship and ‘reviving’ deleted texts, etc, about this crisis and the Communist government in general. I would like to have Ms. Raleigh back on again to speak about Hong Kong and other situations involving China. Its amazing to me that the Chinese Communist party took the time to arrest protest leaders in HK even as the Wuhan virus was only beginning to slow down. As with Stalin, the Communist party and Xi are keeping up the totalitarianism no matter what other crisis is occurring.

    Thank you, Colleen! I’m glad you enjoyed it. Helen Raleigh is one of my go-to writers for information on China. You might be interested in another episode we ran last year on the protests against Hong Kong’s proposed extradition bill — also featuring Helen Raleigh: https://www.acton.org/audio/hong-kongs-freedom-coming-end-scotus-takes-regulatory-state

    We’ll be sure to continue to cover this issue on the podcast as it unfolds, including Xi’s (and the CCP’s) human rights violations concerning the pandemic censorship. We haven’t heard the last of it.

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  3. DJ EJ Member
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    I rarely put serious posts up on Facebook, but I shared this podcast (directly from the Acton.org page) with my friends and included the following comment:

    “In each of the many, many cases where a disease is named after a geographic location (Lyme Disease (Lyme, CT), Omsk (Russian city) Hemorrhagic Fever, Powassan (city in Ontario) Encephalitis, Tularemia (Tulare County in CA), etc., etc.), the name can call to mind the remembrance of the people there who suffered, struggled, and cared for one another when confronted by an invisible foe that suddenly attacked them in their own backyards. The people of Wuhan, who have had to fight not only a virus but also a government that puts the welfare of the communist party before the welfare of its own people, deserve to be remembered. From the last sentence of the podcast description:

    “How did the People’s Republic of China put the world in danger by failing the people of Wuhan, and who in China risked their lives and even the lives of their family members to raise the alarm for your sake?””

    Thank you for this very informative podcast.

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