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COVID-19: All Quiet on the Central Asian Front?
30. March 2020|CEIAS Insights | 7 Min Read

Coronavirus pandemic threatens Kazakstan with serious economic loss. Across media outlets, leaders’ roundtables as well as people’s kitchen tables, the early months of 2020 have been dominated by a single […]

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Beijing may be readying propaganda for virus ‘second wave’
27. March 2020|CEIAS Insights | 6 Min Read

Conspiracy theories may be paving the way for the Communist Party to duck blame if Covid-19 spikes again in China. Why are Chinese officials now peddling the sort of conspiracy […]

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Why using the term ‘Chinese virus’ isn’t quite right.
26. March 2020|CEIAS Insights | 6 Min Read

Being justly outraged over China’s spreading of conspiracy theories and hoaxes about the origin of coronavirus leads to some calling the virus ‘Chinese’ as a sign of resistance against Chinese […]

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responsive authoritharianism in China
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China’s confrontational diplomacy in the ‘new era’
20. March 2020|CEIAS Insights | 8 Min Read

On March 12, 2020, new spokesperson of China’s ministry of foreign affairs (MFA) Zhao Lijian floated an idea on his Twitter account that the new coronavirus, which first started spreading in Wuhan, could […]

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Xi Jinping in Wuhan
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China’s story about Covid-19: China to praise, America to blame, Europe to learn
18. March 2020|Chinese Media Watch | 12 Min Read

China was hit by the Covid-19 outbreak at the least convenient time this year. The disease spread across the country in January and its epicenter moved to Europe in March. […]

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