The United States Needs to up Its Game

Compared with the ponderous and sanitized material produced by official sources, meme culture (catchy, visual, anonymously generated online content that can be easily copied and distributed) is way ahead in pointing out discrepancies in Chinese communication and narrative concerning COVID-19. Note the interactions on these tweets from the U.S. and Chinese embassies in Poland:



Photo: “US, China and China CDC (CCDC) flags Blue-jing” by the CDC Global under CC BY 2.0.    

Zsombor Zeöld20 April 2020

Common Crisis is a CEPA analytical series on the implications of COVID-19 for the transatlantic relationship. All opinions are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the position or views of the institutions they represent or the Center for European Policy Analysis.