CIIS Releases the "China and the World" Report Series, No.5

CIIS | 作者: CIIS | 时间: 2020-04-09 | 责编: 赵旭磊
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       COVID-19 has created the gravest global public health crisis since the beginning of this century. However, its sudden outbreak has met with a joint and united response from China and countries in its neighborhood. In the early days of the outbreak, China’s neighbors, from their state leaders to people from all walks of life, found various ways of reaching out to China, with leaders from Cambodia, Mongolia and Pakistan going ahead with visits to China in spite of the outbreak. As COVID-19 spreads globally, China, while continuing to make prevention and control efforts at home, has made utmost efforts to aid the neighboring countries in their fight as well by, among others, offering to share best practices, send medical teams, and provide in-kind and cash assistance. Driven by the vision of a community of shared future for mankind, China has made great contributions to regional and global public health security. Its efforts have been commended by the neighboring countries and recognized by numerous regional and international organizations.

       While the spread of the virus has somewhat abated in China and its neighbors, it remains rampant globally. China and its neighbors are therefore in a difficult position of having to prevent the virus’s spread both on and into their territories. The international cooperation against COVID-19 has also entered a new stage. Building on the successful work done together in the previous stage, China and its neighboring countries need to step up cooperation in such key areas as increased policy communication and coordination, expanded information sharing channels, adequate supplies and personnel, new joint research, better policy communication, and strong economic and trade cooperation. The existing bilateral and multilateral mechanisms also need tobe put into full use to make possible more effective cooperation in a joint bid to defeat the virus.

       The COVID-19 outbreak has underscored the unprecedented level of interdependence and interconnection in a globalized world, one that is becoming a community of shared future. Future non-conventional security threats such as one caused by other public health crisis are sure to emerge. It is therefore important for China and its neighboring countries to turn the joint battle against COVID-19 into an opportunity of acting faster to create a community of shared future based on existing cooperation against non-conventional security threats.

       In this regard, CIIS has recently set up a research group chaired by President Qi Zhenhong to closely follow the COVID-19 pandemic and conduct relative researches. Hereby, we are releasing the fifth edition of the report series: Jointly Tackling COVID-19 for a Community of Shared Future in China’s Neighborhood.

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