Coronavirus Battle in China: Process and Prospect

The Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS) recently released a report discussing the impacts of the novel 2019-nCoV virus, from government ability to contain the virus, to short and long term effects on China’s economy. SIIS discusses how “emergency alerts have been activated all across China and vigorous public health measures taken to identify, diagnose, and isolate infections or suspected cases at the earliest possible moment.” Although the death toll continues to rise, exceeding that of SARS from 2002-2003, the government’s quick action may have prevented further spreading and infections. Regarding economic impact, it is believed that coronavirus “will have serious effect on the already slackening Chinese economy, even causing a slide of its growth rate and handicapping global economy.”

To learn more, read the in depth report below by clicking on the down arrow (next page) to learn about the impact of the virus.

To see updates on the spread of coronavirus in China, please click here (updates in Chinese).



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