China's Response to COVID-19

A Conversation with Kun Tang

Recorded in March 2020

Global Futures is a podcast about global politics and how rising powers like China and India are transforming it. We discuss foreign policy, economics, war and peace, and how the world is changing with experts from across the world.

Three months after the novel Coronavirus outbreak, companies across China are re-opening their doors for business. On March 19, Beijing announced that there were no new local infections. In fact, the country where the COVID-19 outbreak originated is now supporting other countries to fight the pandemic with material and medical staff.

In this episode Joel Sandhu from the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) sits down with Kun Tang to discuss how the Chinese government has been managing the Coronavirus pandemic and its potentially lasting impact on the lives of Chinese citizens. Kun Tang was a fellow with the Global Governance Futures 2027 program. He is an assistant professor at Tsinghua University’s Public Health Research Center. He also serves as the global health adviser of the Chinese Delegation to the World Health Assembly.

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