Public Lecture

Facing Coronavirus in China: Challenges and Responses

Facing Coronavirus in China: Challenges and Responses

11.03.2020 - 11.03.2020

17.00-19.00 (Paris Time)

EURICS & Paris IAS, 17 Quai D'anjou, 75004 Paris

Conférence par Xiaobo Zhang, professeur d’économie à l’École nationale de développement de l’Université de Pékin en Chine, organisée par le European Institute for Chinese Studies (Eurics), avec le soutien de l’IEA de Paris.


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In early 2020, a new type of coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19) emerged suddenly and spread steadily from China’s Wuhan City, Hubei Province, disrupting China’s social order and economic order. In response, the government shut downed Wuhan City. Other cities have subsequently adopted strict measures to control the epidemic outbreak. Consequently the production activities of many enterprises in China were halted. China faces a tradeoff between public health and the resumption of production. The presentation will discuss the resumption of production as well as the different challenges enterprises face, drawing from the Enterprise Survey for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in China (ESIEC) conducted in 2018 in combination with follow-up interviews in the middle February.

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