As Chinese authorities struggle to contain the COVID-19 coronavirus, they're also working to silence the growing number of critics of the government's crisis plans. Censors have been erasing critical social media sites. At least two outspoken citizen journalists have disappeared. Chen Qiushi and Fang Bin are among those whose whereabouts are unknown. And citizens were outraged at the death of Wuhan Doctor Li Wenliang, who raised the alarm about the virus. Meanwhile, China has reported 97 more deaths from the Corona virus and more than two thousand new infections, claiming these are the lowest figures since January. Officials also predict the epidemic could be over by April. But the World Health Organization disagrees, arguing it's too early to say whether infections have peaked. They're warning the outbreak poses a global threat potentially worse than terrorism. And people in and outside of China are beginning to question the accuracy of the information they are getting.
For more news go to: http://www.dw.com/en/
Follow DW on social media:
Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie: https://www.youtube.com/channel/deutschewelle
#Coronavirus #ChenQiushi #DWNews
"Coronavirus whistleblowers disappear in China | DW News" was added to the Trending Top 100 list on February 13, 2020 from Youtube at rank #73. On February 13, 2020 this video peaked at #73 on Trending Top 100. This video also reached it's highest position at #19 on Trending.com's Top 25 Youtube list on February 13, 2020. Check back to see if "Coronavirus whistleblowers disappear in China | DW News" from Youtube reappears as a top video on Trending.com.