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Covid-19: what can we learn from China?

First published: The 6/4/20

We are sadly still in the grim stage of the coronavirus pandemic. For far too many, it may seem irrelevant or too soon to look at what’s going on in China, which is about six to eight weeks ahead of us, or to think too much about new tensions in the Sino-Western relationship, which have been sparked by the Covid crisis. Yet, both merit serious consideration. In some ways, China’s experience, in particular post-lockdown, provides us with something of a template for how the crisis might evolve and what’s in store for the economy. It would be a big stretch, though, to see China as role model for governance and in international relations. Read on….