Asia In-Depth Podcast: Coronavirus — the Impact on China's Economy, Politics, and Relations With the United States
Once confined to central China, the outbreak of the coronavirus has become a truly global catastrophe. Confirmed cases worldwide now exceed 500,000 with over 22,000 deaths. The world's focus has now shifted to the hardest-hit areas, such as Italy, Spain, and the United States, where the outbreak has placed public health systems and economies under extraordinary strain.
In China, where COVID-19 began, life is slowly returning to normal. But even after it is extinguished, the virus will nonetheless have vast implications for the country's economics, politics, and relations with the United States.
In this episode of Asia In-Depth, we bring you a discussion of the coronavirus's implications for China with Kevin Rudd, president of the Asia Society Policy Institute and former prime minister of Australia. He spoke with Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski for a recent web-only program — the format for all Asia Society programming in the days and weeks ahead.