Political and Economic Implications of the SARS Threat

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...

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.

Guests

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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