On April 3, 2020, Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations and the 21st Century China Center at UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy—both grantees of the Foundation’s Asia Program—released a joint statement advocating for greater cooperation between the United States and China on efforts to combat the COVID-19 global health crisis.
Signed by former high-level government officials and experts in U.S.-China relations, the statement delineated areas for possible collaboration and knowledge sharing, including vaccine research, best medical practices, and production and distribution of medical supplies. It also emphasized the need for the two world powers to set an example that would encourage other nations to join a coordinated response and help provide much needed aid to developing countries that could be devastated by the disease.
Over 90 bipartisan, high-level former government officials and experts in the U.S.-China relationship released a joint statement today urging cooperation between the United States and China in a much-needed effort to combat the COVID-19 global health crisis.
The statement was released by Asia Society’s Center on U.S-China Relations and the 21st Century China Center at UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy.
The statement seeks to encourage the recent cooperative steps taken between Washington and Beijing and to demonstrate that there is broad bipartisan support for furthering such cooperation.
Said Stephen Hadley, former National Security Advisor: “We want to encourage a global effort with America’s allies and friends and other nations to meet the coronavirus challenge. This is all about saving lives –American lives at home, and the lives of others abroad.”