WEBINAR: COVID-19 Case Study: Taiwan's Response with Professor Steve Tsang, Director, SOAS China Institute, SOAS

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COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, has impacted every country across the globe. There have been a range of responses from governments and citizens, some approaches have proved to be more effective than others. Taiwan, a close neighbour to China, has been hailed as a success story in the outbreak, especially as the illness ravaged the Wuhan province. In this special case study on Taiwan, you will:   

  • Understand the political response to the coronavirus in Taiwan
  • Learn how Taiwan managed to keep the number of coronavirus cases to a minimum as the disease swept through China
  • Get insight into what lessons can be learnt from Taiwan’s response to the coronavirus
  • Professor Steve Tsang

    Director, SOAS China Institute, SOAS

    Steve joined SOAS in 2016 as Director of SOAS China Institute.  His research interests focus on Twentieth-century Chinese history; Chinese foreign policy; China's 'peaceful rise' strategy; China's rising military might; China's soft power; China-UK relations; China-EU relations; China-US relations; China-Taiwan relations; China-Asia relations; Chinese politics; nature of political system in China; the Chinese Communist Party and democracy; human rights in China; Taiwan politics; Taiwan's external relations; Taiwan's democratisation; Taiwan's security; US-Taiwan relations; Hong Kong politics; Hong Kong's relations with mainland China; colonial history of Hong Kong. Professor Tsang is a frequent commentator for the BBC, including for programmes like Newsnight, BBC One News, BBC News Channel, Today, BBC World Service's various programmes such as Newshour and World Tonight. He has also appeared on Sky News, Channel 4 News, Channel 5 News, Voice of America, France 24, Channel News Asia, CNBC, Al Jazeera and Russia Today.

 

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