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A history of Wuhan, one-time Chinese capital and coronavirus epicenter

A steamer is loaded in Hankow.

But it wasn’t always that way. Two generations ago, this city of 11 million people, on the junction of the Yangtze and Han Rivers, 600 miles upstream, in central China, was known through the West as a major industrial city. It was somewhere many European powers had a consulate, a …

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