Presented in collaboration with the Center for China-U.S. Cooperation at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver.
As we all remember, China was the first country hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Twelve months have passed and the pandemic has wreaked havoc on the world. However, China’s economy and control of the spread of COVID-19 is in a much different place compared to western countries such as the United States and the UK. In many ways, China has been well situated to tackle the pandemic and bring it under control. But the American sentiment is largely that China has done a poor job in their handling of the pandemic. What did they do differently? What tools and resources did they have at their disposal? Are they a model for the rest of the world or should we not trust the information that comes from China? This panel will feature a dynamic discussion between two thought-leaders on the US-China relationship from both a public health and political perspective.