Commentary from the Web, Week 42, 2020

What can other countries learn from China’s travel recovery path?

By Guang Chen, Will Enger, Steve Saxon and Jackey Yu, McKinsey and Company, October 15, 2020.

“In May, we asked how much the world could learn from China’s postpandemic travel recovery. Now, we explore where lessons from the latest data from China may be relevant for other countries.”


The Heat: Shenzhen's transformation

CGTN video, October 15, 2020.

“It once was a small fishing village. Now, it's one of the most advanced cities in the world. We will take a look at China’s Shenzhen. For more, tonight’s panel includes James Sung, Chinese-American tech investor; Qinduo Xu, a Senior Fellow at the Pangoal Institution and host of CGTN’s Dialogue Weekend; Yan Liang, a professor of economics, at Willamette University and Michael Szanto, an economist and international affairs expert.”


The People’s Republic of China: 70 Years of Economic History.

By Iman Ghosh, October 1, 2019.

October 1, 1949 marked the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Here is an abridged list of events and policies that influenced the country’s transformation to a global superpower.


China in Latin America and the Caribbean: Digital Diplomacy During COVID-19

By Maria Catalina Micolta, Andres Bello Foundation, September 2020.

“The purpose of this study is to examine how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted the development of China’s digital diplomacy in LAC, specifically the implementation of Twitter as a foreign policy tool, and to contrast it with the characteristics of its public diplomacy.”

The Andrés Bello Foundation – China Latin American Research Center is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the study of the relationship between the People's Republic of China and the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.


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