As the coronavirus in China leads to ever more expansive measures by the authorities in Beijing and governments as well as corporate entities across the globe, two aspects of this dramatic development are starting to come into greater focus: The management of information involved in this fast-moving public health emergency, and secondly the urgent need for Chinese authorities to manage their resources when dealing with this epidemic writes Dr. Jens Bastian, senior research fellow at ELIAMEP. While both are linked in various respects, they also illustrate distinct features worth exploring in greater detail. While the coronavirus outbreak is real and multiplying with alarming speed, the urgency of appropriate treatment is paramount inside and outside China. The past two weeks have shown that this epidemic challenges the crisis management capacities of the ruling party in China.

 

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