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Xi's reemergence shows how carefully China is controlling virus narrative

Hong Kong (CNN)Chinese President Xi Jinping appeared at something approaching the frontlines of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak Monday, in what appeared to be an attempt to stifle criticism of the authorities' handling of the crisis.In a 42-second video released by state broadcaster CCTV, Xi was shown visiting several locations in the capital Beijing dedicated to fighting the virus, getting his temperature taken and speaking to medical staff.Throughout the video, which has no audio other than a background piano track, Xi wears a disposable surgical mask -- the type Chinese officials have been urging people to don in order to avoid further spread of the virus.Coverage of Xi's outing in Beijing has been carefully controlled. Chinese state medi ...