Sick Leadership

As with many parts of the world, this bureau is following with interest the handling of the spread of the coronavirus now known as COVID-19.

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China’s (very) top down approach to governing means that middle level leaders are going to be reluctant to make bold decisions. They are more likely to say yes and apprease their higher ups.

This has resulted in the diagnoses announcements suddenly spiking upwards and those very people being removed from their positions.

This is a major test on how an authoritarian regime deals with a health crisis. They boast they can act more quickly and decisively, but efforts are being severely hampered by leaders being surrounded by people whose lives depend on being subserviant to them.