As part of CGTN’s “Facts Tell” series of short videos, former CCSP lecturer Prof Qiao Liang kicked off his contribution to the series with an episode explaining China’s approach to Managing the recent COVID-19 outbreak:
China’s measures to prevent and control the COVID-19 epidemic have been criticized by Western media as violations of individual freedom and authoritarianism without the rule of law. In fact, China passed the Law on the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases as in 1989 and made important amendments in 2004. During China’s novel coronavirus outbreak, the Chinese government has always upheld the rule of law, which is a crucial reason why the epidemic was put under control.
His latest two episodes follow up with:
1: A more general episode with information on Hubei Province’s economy before and during/after COVID-19:
Hubei Province sustained fast economic growth before COVID-19 hit Wuhan in late 2019. The COVID-19 epidemic has dealt a big blow to the economy of Hubei Province. But given that Hubei was doing well in information technology, software, and education services, etc., with the support from the government, business can recover from the epidemic. With the epidemic is now under control, Hubei is focusing on economic resumption.
and 2: A more detailed episode on Hubei’s three steps to recover from COVID-19:
Hubei Province, which was hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic, issued a list of plans to put more people back to work and ensure their employment. The plans focus on releasing tax burdens of small businesses, helping new college graduates start their careers, and compensating those who lost their jobs due to the pandemic. By providing social security and disaster relief for businesses and reducing unemployment, the province is recovering from the devastating blow of COVID-19.