Building Global Health Into Relations With China

Writing in the Global Health Governance Blog, Yanzhong Huang, a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, addresses President Obama about “the challenge of building a mature and mutually beneficial bilateral relationship” with China. “Building an enhanced global health agenda into the pivot strategy would contribute to a win-win outcome, which is precisely what Beijing hopes to achieve in what it calls a ‘new major country relationship,'” Huang states, noting “the inclusion of an enhanced global health agenda within the pivot strategy would serve to strengthen your leadership in this area and the administration’s ability to effectively handle health diplomacy” (1/28).