Expert: Coronavirus exposes ‘cracks’ in Chinese government

The Chinese government's response to the coronavirus outbreak has exposed flaws in its approach to crises and requires more openness, an expert argues.
A woman wearing a blue medical masks carries two boxes of more medical masks as she moves through a crowd

The Wuhan coronavirus outbreak reveals the breakdown of Chinese government structures, one expert argues.

Xueguang Zhou, a professor in economic development at Stanford University and a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute who specializes in institutional change in contemporary Chinese society, studies Chinese organizations, Chinese state building, and Chinese bureaucracy.

His work sheds light on the characteristics of, and tensions in, governing China, and is pertinent to understanding the unfolding of the coronavirus crisis and the Chinese government’s response to it.

Here, Zhou talks about these issues, his research into the institutional foundations of governance in China, and some of the challenges the country now faces (the conversation has been edited for length and clarity):

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