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The People's Republic of China 

This section highlights the role of the People's Republic of China in the early phases of the COVID 19 Pandemic. The goal is to demonstrate the complexity of the challenge involved and the need to employ tools that allow us to better understand the ecosystem, the relationship of the stakeholders, and the political opportunity for citizens to address locally and nationally the dynamics of global challenges.

China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a country in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of around 1.4 billion in 2019. Covering approximately 9.6 million square kilometers (3.7 million mi2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by area. As a one-party state led by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), it exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four direct-controlled municipalities (BeijingTianjinShanghai, and Chongqing), and the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau.

U.S. diplomatic cables warned of Wuhan lab safety issues. The world needs answers.  April 16, 2020 |

Washington Post Global Opinions writer Josh Rogin has obtained a 2018 U.S. diplomatic cable urging Washington to provide a Chinese lab greater support, noting that its research on bat coronaviruses was important but dangerous.

  • The Ministry of Science and Technology of China

  • Chinese Communist Party (CCP) 

  • World Health Organization

  • Wuhan Municipal Health Commission 

  • Wuhan Institute Virology 

  • Chinese Center for Disease Control 

    • Li Wenliang

    • Xi Jinping

 

International Health Regulations (IHR) govern global health law on an international scale. For its mishandling of its COVID-19 outbreak, China is in violation of Articles six and seven. Article six requires that states first notify the WHO of an event of public health emergency concern and provide any timely, accurate and detailed public health information available to it. Article seven extends this to circumstances that include a state seeing evidence of an unexpected or unusual public health event within its territory that may constitute a public health emergency of international concern even if the origin or source of it is unknown.  

The People's Republic of China Stakeholder 
 
Starting   January  2022

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