Political and Economic Implications of the SARS Threat
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.
Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
former president of the United States-China Business Council
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."