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  • Lawrence Lau Ralph and Claire Landau Professor of Economics, CUHK

    Mar 02 , 2020

    Just as the COVID-2019 epidemic appears to be under control in China, new and serious outbreaks have occurred in South Korea, Italy, Japan, Iran and elsewhere. The virus seems to be ubiquitous and unstoppable. While I am hopeful that the epidemic in China will be over by the end of March, I begin to worry about the possibility of overseas visitors to China bringing the COVID-2019 virus back, starting another episode of the epidemic again. China cannot afford to have its hard-won and costly victory over the COVID-2019 virus annulled by a few infected visitors from abroad.

  • China-US Focus

    Mar 02 , 2020

    As new infections slow down, the spread of the coronavirus has accelerated outside China.

  • Tom Watkins Advisor, Michigan-China Innovation Center

    Feb 29 , 2020

    The coronavirus crisis presents an opportunity for collaboration to the U.S. and China. It is time the two nations abandon their habitual defamation of one another for political gain and consolidate their efforts to stop this crisis in its tracks.

  • Andrew Sheng Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Global Institute at the University of Hong Kong

    Xiao Geng President of the Hong Kong Institution for International Finance

    Feb 29 , 2020

    Last October, the 2019 Global Health Security Report included a stark warning: “National health security is fundamentally weak around the world. No country is fully prepared for epidemics or pandemics, and every country has important gaps to address.” Just a couple of months later, a new coronavirus emerged in Wuhan, China – and quickly demonstrated the accuracy of the report’s assessment.

  • Zoe Jordan Yenching Scholar at Peking University

    Feb 28 , 2020

    “In the wake of the coronavirus, CCP messaging has centered its messaging on three distinct themes: comparisons to the 2003 SARS outbreak, patriotic slogans, and distinctions between local mismanagement and centralized solutions. Whether this messaging will be successful at mitigating government critique remains to be seen.”

  • Stephen Roach Faculty Member, Yale University

    Feb 28 , 2020

    The world economy has clearly caught a cold. The outbreak of COVID-19 came at a particularly vulnerable point in the global business cycle. World output expanded by just 2.9% in 2019 – the slowest pace since the 2008-09 global financial crisis and just 0.4 percentage points above the 2.5% threshold typically associated with global recession.

  • Zhou Xiaoming Former Deputy Permanent Representative of China’s Mission to the UN Office in Geneva

    Feb 28 , 2020

    It’s not a question of wanting to follow through but having the ability to do so, given the complex downward pressures brought by coronavirus epidemic.

  • Paul Haenle Director, Carnegie–Tsinghua Center

    Lucas Tcheyan Research Analyst, Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

    Feb 25 , 2020

    In early February 2020, U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter to hail his excellent call with Chinese President Xi Jinping about the coronavirus outbreak. Trump called Xi a “strong, sharp and powerfully focused” leader who was successfully eradicating the coronavirus. That same day, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that Washington would spend up to $100 million to help Beijing curtail the virus, in addition to the nearly eighteen tons in medical supplies it had already sent to China.

  • Christopher A. McNally Professor of Political Economy, Chaminade University

    Feb 21 , 2020

    The trade deal has been signed, but recent factors, like the novel coronavirus, make it challenging for China to meet its trade requirements. Instead of moving forward, the US-China relationship has moved sideways.

  • Ben Reynolds Writer and Foreign Policy Analyst in New York

    Feb 21 , 2020

    In addition to the devastating human toll of the coronavirus outbreak, the economic damage of a manufacturing shutdown in China is likely to be profound.

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