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Title The SARS epidemic : challenges to China's crisis management / editors, John Wong, Zheng Yongnian.
Imprint Singapore ; Hong Kong : World Scientific, 2004.

Subject Respiratory infections -- China.
SARS (Disease) -- China.
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome -- epidemiology -- China.
Disease Outbreaks -- prevention & control -- China.
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome -- prevention & control -- China.
Alt Name Wong, John, 1939-
Zheng, Yongnian.
Description 1 online resource (vii, 226 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary In the first half of 2003, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) struck China (including Hong Kong), causing panic and claiming manylives. The unknown nature of SARS at that time also jolted theeconomic growth of China and Hong Kong, disrupted the social life oftheir citizens and created much stress and strain for their politicalsystems and governance. Like other major crises, the management of theSARS crisis provides a good opportunity to examine the strengths andweaknesses of the political systems in China and Hong Kong. From theoutset, scholars at the East Asian Institute (EAI) followed c.
Contents "Contents"; "Editors and Contributors"; "Introduction SARS and Governance in China John WONG and ZHENG Yongnian"; "THE ECONOMIC IMPACT"; "SARS IN CHINA"; "SARS IN HONG KONG"; "LESSONS FROM THE SARS CRISIS"; "1 The Impact of SARS on Greater China Economies John WONG, Sarah CHAN and LIANG Ruobing"; "OVERVIEW"; "CHINA"; "TAIWAN"; "HONG KONG"; "2 SARS and Chinaa?s Political System ZHENG Yongnian and LYE Liang Fook"; "CONTEXTUALIZATION OF THE SARS OUTBREAK"; "STRENGTHS OF CHINAa?S POLITICAL SYSTEM"; "RESPONDING TO EXTERNAL PRESSURE"; "SARS AND THE FUTURE OF CHINAa?S POLITICAL SYSTEM."
"3 Local Management of SARS in China: Guangdong and Beijing LAI Hongyi""CENTRAL-LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS AND SARS MANAGEMENT"; "INSTITUTIONAL PROBLEMS IN EARLY SARS MANAGEMENT"; "Information Asymmetries"; "Cadre Performance Assessment"; "Fragmented Authority"; "CENTRAL-LOCAL RELATIONS AT THE SECOND STAGE OF SARS MANAGEMENT"; "National Co-ordination and Supervision"; "Mass Mobilization at All Levels"; "CONCLUSION"; "REFERENCES"; "4 SARS and the Rule of Law in China ZOU Keyuan"; "INTRODUCTION"; "THE IMPLEMENTATION DILEMMA"; "NEW REGULATIONS"; "ADMINISTRATION BY LAW"; "SARS AND THE CHINESE COURTS."
"Criminal Cases""Civil Cases"; "Administrative Cases"; "MEETING INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS"; "CONCLUDING REMARKS"; "5 Healthcare Regime Change and the SARS Outbreak in China GU Xin"; "MEDICAL INSURANCE INEQUALITY AND PUBLIC HEALTH INSECURITY"; "THE COMMERCIALIZATION OF HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS AND THE SARS CRISIS"; "AN AILING PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM EXPOSED IN THE SARS CRISIS"; "TEMPORARY MEASURES AND LONG-TERM COMMITMENTS: TOWARDS A MORE ACTIVE ROLE FOR THE STATE"; "6 a€œChinese Scientists were Defeated by SARSa?* CAO Cong"; "HONG TAO, CHINAa?S NATIONAL CDC, AND THE CHLAMYDIA HYPOTHESIS."
"THE BEIJING GENOMICS INSTITUTE AND THE VIRUS GENOME SEQUENCING""PUBLICATION AND THE ADVANCE OF KNOWLEDGE"; "POST-CRISIS EFFORTS AND PERSISTENT PROBLEMS"; "CONCLUSION"; "7 SARS and Freedom of the Press: Has the Chinese Government Learnt a Lesson? HE Baogang"; "CHINESE AUTHORITARIANISM AND INFORMATION CONTROL SYSTEM"; "HOW DID THE LACK OF INFORMATION WORSEN THE SARS CRISIS"; "CLOSING A WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY"; "WHAT LESSONS SHOULD THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT LEARN, ACCORDING TO LIBERAL INTELLECTUALS"; "WHY DIDNa?T THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT LEARN A LESSON SUGGESTED BY LIBERAL INTELLECTUALS."
"CONCLUSION""8 The Hong Kong SAR Government, Civil Society and SARS Elspeth Thomson and YOW Cheun Hoe"; "INTRODUCTION"; "MANAGING THE CRISIS"; "Government Response"; "Travel advisories"; "Screening procedures at immigration control points"; "School closures"; "Quarantine measures"; "Healthcare system and lab work"; "Measures to revive the economy"; "PROBLEMS WITH THE GOVERNMENTa?S RESPONSE"; "Number of People Afflicted by the Disease and Speed in Halting its Spread"; "Mistakes and Incohesion"; "PUBLIC RESPONSE"; "Disaffected Already"; "SIGNIFICANCE OF THE CRISIS"; "CONCLUSION"; "Index."
Note English.
ISBN 9812565558 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9789812565556 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9789812389480
9812389482
1281877069
9781281877062
9789812565556
9812389482
9786611877064
6611877061
OCLC # 567923732
Additional Format Print version: SARS epidemic. Singapore ; Hong Kong : World Scientific, 2004 (DLC) 04348825



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