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Wuhan U. law professor Qin Qianhong recalls Hu Yaobang's death in 1989 *Link*

in discussing Li Wenliang's death from 2019-nCoV after he had raised one of the first warnings of the new disease but was prohibited by the ChiCom police from further discussing it. Hu Yaobang's death precipitated the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989, so for a law professor to draw that parallel to the current situation in China shows the gravity of the situation. And the economic impact of 2019-nCoV has not yet been fully realized. As I said before, this is a public health crisis leading to an economic crisis leading to a political crisis, so the current political problems may be only the beginning.