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  • Erik Berglöf Former Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

    Gordon Brown Former Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer of the United Kingdom

    Jeremy Farrar Director of the Wellcome Trust

    Apr 10 , 2020

    This week, leaders from medicine, economics, politics, and civil society are uniting to demand immediate and coordinated international action – in the next few days – to mobilize the resources needed to address the COVID-19 crisis, prevent the current health catastrophe from becoming one of the worst in history, and avert a global depression. As a letter to the world’s leaders notes, because we are so far behind the COVID-19 curve, many lives are being lost needlessly, other health issues are being ignored, and societies and economies are being devastated.

  • Carla A. Hills Former U.S. Trade Representative

    Apr 10 , 2020

    Tariffs and blame-games have only complicated China and the United States’ response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Instead, cooperation could not only contribute to improving global and economic health but also help resolve other issues that are eroding the bilateral relationship today.

  • John Gong Research Fellow, Charhar Institute

    Apr 09 , 2020

    Pointing fingers at China is not only unfair but also counterproductive. Nor is it helpful to blame the Trump administration in the United States for its unconscionably slow response, even after seeing China’s experience unfold. Rather, this is a time to unite and help each other.

  • He Weiwen Senior Fellow, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies

    Apr 09 , 2020

    Global financial conditions, including heavy debt, are nearing a tipping point that could lead to protracted trouble. Protectionism and other factors risk disrupting the world’s fragile supply chains and driving the world into a 1930s-grade catastrophe.

  • He Yafei Former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs

    Apr 07 , 2020

    The shock of the combined global public health, economic and financial crises has far exceeded that of the world financial crisis in 2008 its subsequent economi

  • Jin Liangxiang Senior Research Fellow, Shanghai Institute of Int'l Studies

    Apr 07 , 2020

    The novel coronavirus has spread to more than 200 countries and regions across the world, with more than 800,000 infections as of the end of March. It is a seri

  • Zhang Yun Associate Professor, National Niigata University in Japan

    Apr 07 , 2020

    East Asia’s underlying regional identity has always emerged in moments of crisis. The current pandemic provides an opportunity to more formally develop the mechanisms of community.

  • Yang Wenjing Chief of US Foreign Policy, Institute of Contemporary International Relations

    Apr 07 , 2020

    The pandemic will drive major changes in global supply chains and in relations between China and the United States. The anti-globalists will spare no effort to use the ongoing health crisis to drive further wedges.

  • Bill Emmott Former editor-in-chief of The Economist

    Apr 07 , 2020

    With the global COVID-19 crisis quickly escalating, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has had to accept a hard truth, rightly taking the initiative in telling the Diet (parliament) this week that the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games may need to be rescheduled, and ultimately reaching an agreement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to postpone the event until 2021.

  • Joseph S. Nye Professor, Harvard University

    Apr 07 , 2020

    COVID-19 is confronting humanity with its most severe test since 1918, when an influenza pandemic killed more people than died in World War I. Yet the top leaders of the world’s two largest economies, China and the United States, have failed the first round.

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