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Opinion Pieces Discuss Chinese Governance Issues Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Bloomberg: WHO Needs to Quit Being Polite With China Adam Minter, Bloomberg opinion columnist and author “…[T]oo much political deference in a health emergency is a global risk in its own right. The WHO is uniquely positioned to demand more from China. It needs to do so now. … [I]t’s…

Expert Discusses Implications Of Authoritarianism, ‘Information Politics’ In Disease Outbreak Responses

The Lancet Public Health: Authoritarianism, outbreaks, and information politics Matthew M. Kavanagh, visiting professor of law, assistant professor of global health, and director of the Global Health Policy and Governance Initiative at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University, discusses the information and accountability challenges…

AP Examines Implications Of Taiwan, China Tensions Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

AP: Health concerns meet politics amid Taiwan’s WHO exclusion “Taiwan’s exclusion from the World Health Organization is pitting health concerns against geopolitics during the current crisis over the new illness known as COVID-19. Taiwan has called repeatedly for it to be allowed to participate in WHO, from which it has…

Editorials, Opinion Pieces Discuss Novel Coronavirus Outbreak, Global Response

Wall Street Journal: China’s Taiwan Quarantine Editorial Board “…[A]mid this public health emergency, China is playing power politics at the world’s peril in its treatment of Taiwan. … The WHO has held two emergency meetings since the coronavirus outbreak. Taiwan wasn’t permitted to attend, despite its proximity to China and…

Taiwan Calls China ‘Vile’ For WHO Exclusion During Coronavirus Outbreak; China, WHO Say Information Flowing To Taiwan

Reuters: Taiwan calls China ‘vile’ for limiting WHO access during virus outbreak “Taiwan dramatically escalated its war of words with Beijing on Tuesday over the island’s exclusion from the World Health Organization, saying ‘vile’ China was preventing Taiwan from getting timely information about the coronavirus outbreak. Taiwan is not a…

BMJ Analysis Examines Role Of Health Governance In Addressing Global Migration

The BMJ: Building alliances for the global governance of migration and health Jo Vearey with the African Centre for Migration and Society at the University of the Witwatersrand and the Centre of African Studies at the University of Edinburgh and colleagues discuss the role of health governance in addressing global…

Africa Experts Discuss Opportunities For Economic, Development Progress On Continent

Brookings Institution’s “Africa in Focus”: Africa is an opportunity for the world: Overlooked progress in governance and human development Landry Signé, David M. Rubenstein fellow for global economy and development at the Africa Growth Initiative, and Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, former president of the Republic of Mauritius and distinguished adviser at the…

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