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Guest Host: Susan Page
After weeks of international pressure the Chinese government has fired two prominent officials for failing to address the threat posed by SARS. Some say the move signals a new political openness in that country. Elsewhere in the region, there are warnings of a major economic disruption. A panel discusses possible economic and political ramifications of the virus.
- Bates Gill Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
- Robert Kapp former president of the United States-China Business Council
- Cheng Li senior fellow and research director at the Brookings Institution's John L. Thornton China Center, a director of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, and the author of "China's Changing Political Landscape."
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