The coronavirus pandemic that has been rocking China since December 2019 is a resilience test for the country’s national economy. During the first quarter of 2020, China’s GDP fell by 6.8%, one of the worst performances in the contemporary history of the Chinese economy. Nonetheless, the Chinese economy has now picked up, expanding about 2.3% in 2020, the sole country in the world to register any growth. Which are the lessons learnt from the Chinese experience? What to expect next from the country's global stance?
ISPI is organising a two-event initiative. The series aims to present some preliminary insights from ISPI’s annual edited book on China ahead of the publication in May 2021.
First online roundtable:
Tuesday, 16 March 2021, 2.00 pm (CET)
Which measures has China implemented to confront the pandemic-driven national economic slowdown? Which sectors have been hit the most and what are the consequences today? Have previous crises (like SARS in 2003) been an advantage to perfect the country's responses? And which part has technology played in confronting the health crisis and spurring economic recovery?
Second online roundtable:
Tuesday, 23 March 2021 3.00 pm (CET)
ISPI is hosting these events online on the ISPI's website, on Facebook and Youtube. Follow us on Twitter @ispionline #ChinaAfterCovid19
The initiative is organized with the support of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, in accordance with Article 23- bis of the Decree of the President of the Italian Republic 18/1967.