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China’s COVID-19 Moment

Published On: March 4, 2020 08:47 AM NPT By: Andrew Sheng/Xiao Geng

HONG KONG – 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.

Re-Engineering China’s Economy

Published On: January 29, 2020 11:48 AM NPT By: Andrew Sheng/Xiao Geng

HONG KONG – On January 15, US President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He signed a “phase one” agreement aimed at containing the two countries’ long-running bilateral trade war. But no sooner had the deal been concluded than China was confronted with an emergency in the form of the deadly coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan.