China’s global growth in jeopardy as Beijing blasts allies amid coronavirus crisis

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China’s extraordinary, five decades-long run of global growth and financial dominance is being put to the test following its very public bungling of the coronavirus crisis. The country, which has the world’s second-largest economy following the United States, has become increasingly isolated over its response to COVID-19, and has been the go-to target for anger and blame during a pandemic that has infected more than 3 million people worldwide, shut down governments, bankrupted businesses and closed schools. China’s mishandling of the outbreak, complete with widespread allegations of coverups and flat-out lies, has damaged China’s credibility and standing on the global stage and could hit the country much harder than expected as nations around the world restart their economies.