Gu Gonglei

General Manager, New Beginnings Management Consulting, SPH

Gonglei is the General Manager of New Beginnings Management Consultancy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings in China. She was Shanghai and Chongqing correspondent at the Chinese language daily Lianhe Zaobao where she wrote China news and features. Prior to her overseas posting in 2011, Gong Lei covered Singapore local news for Lianhe Zaobao and Lianhe Wanbao. In her early days with SPH, she also worked for U Weekly magazine’s revamp and Lianhe Wanbao’s marketing events.

Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention head Gao Fu at a news conference on the Wuhan coronavirus in Beijing, 22 January 2020. Gao released a paper suggesting that the authorities knew of human-to-human transmission of the coronavirus but did not reveal that information. (Jason Lee/Reuters)

China CDC Head: Hero or villain?

Following a paper published by Gao Fu, head of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC), China’s angry netizens are asking if the China CDC knew earlier that the Wuhan coronavirus could spread between humans.