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Beijing SARS Cases is Far Higher than Officially Stated - 2003-04-22

In the face of international condemnation that Chinese authorities inappropriately covered up the SARS situation in China, China’s central government reacted by not only offering up concrete prevention programs, but also by dismissing officials who had neglected their duties. Current affairs commentators say the measures taken by the central government in order to redeem its international image. The Beijing government held a leadership meeting on April 20 at which it announced the dismissals.