Conference: Facing Coronavirus in China: responses and challenges

Conference: Facing Coronavirus in China: responses and challenges


EURICS Conferences  

Professor Zhang Xiaobo’s lecture, titled "Facing Coronavirus in China: responses and challenges" took place on March 11th, a few days before the national lockdown was adopted by most of the western countries in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In early 2020, a new type of coronavirus epidemic suddenly considerably spread from the city of Wuhan in China’s Hubei Province, disrupting China’s social and economic order. In response, the government imposed a total blockade of the city of Wuhan. Other cities have subsequently adopted similar measures to control the epidemic. As a result, the production activities of many companies in China were halted. China had to find a compromise between public health and the resumption of production.

Professor Zhang Xiaobo’s lecture discusses this compromise by analysing the challenges that companies have faced and continue to face, drawing inspiration from the Survey of Enterprises for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in China (ESIEC) conducted in 2018 , as well as  from interviews conducted in mid-February 2020.

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