The Christian background to China’s best hospitals

Mar 25, 2020 by

by William Huang, MercatorNet:

Wuhan’s heroic healthcare staff were working in hospitals founded by Western missionaries.

Now that it has brought its own coronavirus epidemic under control, China’s Communist government has shifted to what it does best: changing the narrative, pumping out propaganda, and fooling the masses.

State media now boasts that medical teams from the best hospitals across the country came to Wuhan and orchestrated a massive turnaround in fortunes. With almost gleeful headlines in the People’s Daily reporting that cases outside of China have now exceeded cases within China, and that China stands ready to send out its doctors to save the rest of the world, I believe it is necessary to remind the Chinese people, myself included, of a long forgotten part of Chinese history — the story of those who brought life-saving modern medicine to China and why we all owe gratitude to them in this age of pandemic.

In February 2020, at the peak of Wuhan’s misery, the hospital where whistleblower Dr. Li Wenliang worked was often the focus of many international media outlets.

However, only one journalist noticed that in front of the hospital there stands the lonely statue of a man named Eustachius Zanoli, the founder of the predecessor of what is now known as Wuhan Central Hospital.

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