The Scottish Centre for China Research will hold two online half-day workshops on Wednesday 9 and Wednesday 23 February, 2022 to examine China’s experience of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Chinese authorities have been criticised for their handling of the pandemic: for lack of transparency in the early weeks, for the stringent lockdown of the city of Wuhan, and later for ‘vaccine diplomacy’. Yet China remains the only large country that has successfully contained the virus. It currently has one of the lowest death rates from Covid-19 in the world and appears committed to a ‘zero tolerance’ approach aimed at eradicating outbreaks. Two years into the pandemic, these two workshops will consider what we have learned about China’s handling of Covid-19.

The workshop schedule and registration link is here.