Powerful Western media, scholars and heads of many governments showered a volley of scathing nasty attacks on China after the virus broke out there
The administrative efficiency of China is now being lauded globally.
Praising its model of fighting the coronavirus, the World Health Organisation, the global body holding authority to name and shame a country for the failure to maintain standard procedure to fight any health crisis, has urged countries under attack by the virus to follow the Chinese recipe to fight it.
The government of Italy which has been worst hit by the virus has followed the Chinese recipe by putting the entire country under lockdown.
Many other countries struggling to fight the virus are following the recipe, though partly, by shutting down schools, colleges and cancelling major programmes.
But the situation was completely different weeks ago.
Powerful Western media, scholars and heads of many governments showered a volley of scathing nasty attacks on China after the virus broke out there.
Some of the media published "scholarly articles" forecasting that China's decades-long authoritarian Communist regime might collapse this time for its failure to handle the disaster. The attack was sometimes racist.
China fell in back foot initially.
But it showed determination to fight back.
Its government locked down the entire province of Hubei, a draconian measure was taken as the virus first broke out in one of its cities, Wuhan, and spread to other areas of the province.
To fight the ferocious pace of the virus, China extended the draconian measures by shutting down more and more factories, offices, super malls and educational institutions.
Hundreds of millions of workers alongside commoners were kept confined to their homes in other cities too as a measure of self-quarantine to keep them safe from the deadly virus.
The administration allocated billions of dollars, engaged a strong army of doctors, nurses, robots, and brutally enforced the lockdown and other health procedures.
Chinese tech companies deployed their wealth, technological prowess and massive databases to help combat the virus outbreak.
All the efforts to fight the virus have resulted in a halt of the global growth engine. And the global flow of goods, services and people have become restricted.
China kept gearing up the battle amid global economic and health concerns.
Finally, it got success with so much efforts that slowed down the ferocious pace of the virus. Despite all Western propaganda China showed it can while many other countries, including the USA and Italy, are struggling to contain the spread.
Now, China launches a counter-diplomatic offensive. Beijing focuses rebranding itself as the international leader in a global fight against a virus outbreak which the WHO on Wednesday formally declared a pandemic.
In a recent letter to all member-states of the UN, China's ambassador to the global body said his country has pledged $20 million to help the WHO to help improve public health systems in poor countries.
"We are ready to strengthen solidarity with the rest of the international community to jointly fight the epidemic," wrote Ambassador Zhang Jun in the letter to the representatives of the UN's other 192 member states, according to a Foreign Policy report.
Its success of containing the virus, China again earns respect of its people who trust in the "authoritarian regime". This makes the nation to retain the top position on the list of global nation's trust index with a whopping 82 percent of people trusting in their government.
The latest nation's trust index by global communications firm Edelman Trust Barometer shows an "authoritarian regime" can be respected and trusted by people if its administration delivers efficiently.
China's success is now being recognised globally, too.
A new modelling study conducted by an international team of scientists found China's decision to place Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, helped slow down the spread of the infection by nearly 80 percent.
The biggest praise for China's administrative efficiency came from the WHO as it has advised other countries under attack by the deadly virus to follow China's model.
The global health body's praising words have been expressed by a member of its experts team that visited Wuhan to examine China's measures to stop the spread of the virus.
Talking to The Economist recently, Chikwe Ihekweazu, the director general of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, said China has one big lesson to teach the world about Covid-19: "It can be contained."