As COVID-19 continued its spread around the globe, the National Committee introduced a special multimedia series of expert interviews that examines the potential economic, social, and political impact of the coronavirus outbreak, and its long-term implications for U.S.-China relations and the citizens of both countries.
Principal of Albright Stonebridge Group Amy Celico explains the fundamental challenges currently facing the bilateral commercial relationship between the United States and China. She also discusses why the “phase one” trade deal is a positive development and how COVID-19 is highlighting the role of foreign investors in China’s economic growth trajectory.
The coronavirus outbreak has prompted a wave of civil engagement in China, as well as intense responses from a type of institution unique to China: government-organized non-governmental organizations (GONGOs). Professor Bin Xu analyzes the role of one such organization, the Red Cross Society of China, and explains the questions of transparency and corruption that have surrounded it since its coronavirus relief activities began.
Dr. Elanah Uretsky compares China’s and the World Health Organization’s reactions to coronavirus with their responses to the SARS epidemic in 2002.
Please note that the following interview reflects information available at the time it was recorded (3/11/20), and that public health circumstances in China and the United States continue to change rapidly.
Lin is a local resident and filmmaker in Wuhan, China, who began offering free rides to healthcare workers in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. In the second part of an exclusive interview with the National Committee, Lin describes how ordinary people organized to support medical workers and patients on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sociologist Yingyi Ma discusses the difficult decision many Chinese international students at American universities currently face: whether to remain on closed campuses or travel back home. She also discusses how students have had to experience anti-Chinese stigma and navigate the mixed messages from their home country, parents, school administrators, and their country of residence.
Professor Bin Xu examines varying forms of civic engagement in China, as well as its implications for Chinese society and government. He explores the novel use of social media and online platforms by the public and compares civic engagement today to the response to the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan.
Ford Foundation’s China Director, Elizabeth Knup, considers COVID-19’s potential to change the NGO landscape in China moving forward. She also discusses how her organization has adjusted to work during the epidemic and shares some of the ways Ford-funded NGOs are responding to the crisis.
“In China, Political Fallout from Novel Coronavirus Continues” video interview featuring PIP Fellow Jude Blanchette
“Anxieties facing Asian American Students During the COVID 19 Scare” video interview featuring PIP Fellow Yingyi Ma
“Wuhan Goes Viral” podcast interview featuring PIP Fellow Yanzhong Huang
“What’s Happening with Coronavirus?” video interview featuring PIP Fellow Jude Blanchette
“Rise of China’s Economy: From SARS to Today” video interview featuring NCUSCR President Stephen Orlins
“The Novel Coronavirus and China’s Disease Control System” podcast interview featuring PIP Fellow Yanzhong Huang
“What We Know About China’s Deadly Coronavirus Outbreak — and What We Don’t” video interview featuring PIP Fellow Yanzhong Huang
“US-China Strategic Competition has Worsened the Impact of the Coronavirus” by NCUSCR President Stephen Orlins in SCMP
“U.S.-China Relations and COVID-19: What Can Be Done Now” by former NCUSCR President John L. Holden
“The Pandemic Won’t Make China the World’s Leader” by PIP Fellow Evan Medeiros and Michael Green in Foreign Affairs
“When COVID-19 Meets Centralized, Personalized Power” by PIP Fellow Yuen Yuen Ang in Nature Human Behavior
“Xi Jinping Won the Coronavirus Crisis” by PIP Fellow PIP Fellow Yanzhong Huang in Foreign Affairs
“China’s Coronavirus Statistics Aren’t the Real Problem” by PIP Fellows Jeremy Wallace and Jessica Chen Weiss in the LA Times
“The U.S. and China Could Cooperate to Defeat the Pandemic” by PIP Fellow Yanzhong Huang in Foreign Affairs
“Covid-19 Reveals How China’s Internal Politics Now Affect the Whole World” by PIP Fellow Andrew Mertha in the Washington Post
“The Multilateral Health System Failed to Stop the Coronavirus” by PIP Fellow Yanzhong Huang in Foreign Policy Magazine
“Fear, Racism and Nationalism Will Not Defeat the Coronavirus” by PIP Fellow Shellen Xiao Wu in the Tennessean
“U.S.-Chinese Distrust Is Inviting Dangerous Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories” by PIP Fellow Yanzhong Huang in Foreign Affairs
“China’s Chernobyl Never Seems to Arise” by PIP Fellow Rory Truex in the Atlantic
“Is Political Change Coming to China?” by PIP Fellow Yuen Yuen Ang in Project Syndicate
“The Subtle Muckrakers of the Coronavirus Epidemic” by PIP Fellow Maria Repnikova in the New York Times
“How Much Could a New Virus Damage Beijing’s Legitimacy?” by PIP Fellow Taisu Zhang in ChinaFile
“Is China Ready for This Major Global Health Challenge?” by PIP Fellow Elanah Uretsky in the Washington Post