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The books of Mario Vargas Llosa are banned in China now after a coronavirus article.

Mario Vargas Llosa is the most important writer writing in Spanish. He was born in Perú but he lives in Spain. He is considered one of the last best writers alive. He is a legend. Indeed, he has won all the Literary prizes one writer can win.

He is widely read in the whole world, even in China where he is known as Llosa. However, his books are no longer allowed there after an article he published the other day in the Spanish newspaper El País. The strange thing is that the article was not really about China. He was talking about coronavirus, death, humans and plagues.

He was explaining briefly something we all know. A Chinese doctor denounced something horrible was happening in China as a new virus was infecting plenty of people, he denounced the situation and he called on authorities to act quickly. Notwithstanding his pleads, Chinese authorities silenced him and obliged him to retract his words in a public statement otherwise he would go to prison. Now, coronavirus is a pandemic and this doctor has died fighting coronavirus in China.

Mario Vargas Llosa only talked about China superficially giving his opinion about the regime but Chinese are really, really angry at him and now all the books of Mario Vargas Llosa are banned in China. But perhaps doing this China is giving value to the opinion of Mario Vargas Llosa he conveyed in his now polemic article.

Something that has annoyed Chinese authorities is that Mario Vargas Llosa calls coronavirus “A virus that comes from China”. Likewise, Vargas Llosa says that as China is a dictatorship they silenced the doctors who were worried and who could have developed easily a vaccine when the virus was new and weak. What is more, he says coronavirus has happened because China is not a democracy. What do you think???

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    Is Mario Vargas Llosa right to criticize China??

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    Is China right to ban the books of Mario Vargas Llosa??

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    Is coronavirus the fault of China??

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  1. One that I disagree with him is saying coronavirus came from China implying it was China’s doing. I don’t like it people saying it is a Chinese virus or disease.
    The part I agree is the Chinese government tried to silence the doctor who revealed it only to acknowledge later.

  2. China bans everything it doesn’t fall in line with its way of thinking, Very narrow and dictatorial in its approach. This is China’s contribution to the world the Wuhan virus.
    If China had told the world immediately about this paramedic ( then an epidemic only) we could have been so much more alert and contained it better.

    • Yes, this is what many claim. If you fight the virus when is weak and new you can develop a vaccine soon and kill it easily. But as things were silenced time was wasted, the virus got stronger and now we have a serious crisis. This writer, Mario Vargas Llosa, says this has happened because China is a dictatorship. Thanks a lot for your comment.

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