“‘It’s not an accident that the heat map of where Xi Jinping is sending condolences and China is sending N95 masks overlaps pretty closely with those countries that have demonstrated a willingness to accommodate China,’ said Daniel Russel, a former senior U.S. diplomat now with the Asia Society Policy Institute in New York.

“‘It’s an open question how far that’s going to get… but they’re clearly giving it the old-school try,’ Russel said. The Communist Party’s propaganda, he said, has been more successful at home than abroad…”

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