By Tanner Brown

Published: Feb 7, 2020 10:46 am ET

Why Beijing would be wise to tone down its rhetoric against countries imposing travel bans

A security officer wearing a face mask stands at the doors of a subway train in Beijing.

Jorge Guajardo remembers the 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic well. He certainly doesn’t remember it fondly.

And that’s not just because the deadly influenza began in his home country of Mexico and killed thousands of his fellow citizens.

In fact, he was 8,000 miles away during the outbreak, running the Mexican embassy in Beijing.

“I spent six years as Mexico’s ambassador in China, from 2007 to 2013. Without a doubt, by far my worst time was during the H1N1 outbreak in Mexico, when

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