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Policy Matters

Feb 26, 2020

Since its outbreak late last year in Wuhan, China, the Coronavirus has exploded in scale and scope.   Almost every day brings news of further infections and deaths.   While the impact has been greatest in China, the appearance of cases elsewhere – including the United States -- has raised the specter of a deadly global pandemic.   How is China responding to Coronavirus?   How trustworthy is the information it is releasing?   What effect will the virus have on the Chinese economy?     Do we have any sense of how the Chinese people view their government’s efforts to combat the spread of Coronavirus?

This episode’s guest is Dr. Steven Lewis, C.V. Starr Transnational China Fellow at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.