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Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, becomes tourism hot spot

Forget the Great Wall of China, Shanghai’s Disneyland, and Xi’an’s Terracotta Warriors.

The Chinese city pulling in the most visitors these days is Wuhan, the infamous epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic.

The capital of the landlocked Hubei province drew thousands of tourists during the country’s Golden Week celebration in October, easily outpacing its competitors. The city’s renewed popularity is a major boon for Chinese President Xi Jinping and underscores his response to a pandemic that has continued to cripple countries around the world.

“Beijing has this narrative that its handling of the coronavirus shows its superiority to Western governments,