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As Wuhan returns to normal a year after lockdown, it’s a bitter pill to swallow for US media

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26.01.2021

Seeing Wuhan’s success ought to bring a ray of hope to those around the world facing the worst of their country’s outbreaks; yet, in their annual retrospectives, American media is downplaying China’s successful containment measures and casting them as somehow an attack on core Western values.

The New York Times, MSNBC, CNN and other outlets have indeed pointed out the fact that life in Wuhan has returned to normal, showing pictures of maskless night clubs, large celebrations and other functions totally unfamiliar at this point to many across the world. But, according to these outlets, the measures were harsh and came at a “huge personal cost” to Wuhan residents.

These outlets also went on to lambast a new museum in Wuhan that details the city’s harrowing battle with the virus. According to them, the museum and other patriotic media reports about the events that took place in Wuhan are part of a “narrative” that the Communist Party of China (CPC) is trying to spin.

China has spent much of the past year trying to spin the narrative of the pandemic as........

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