A member of a medical team leaving for Wuhan says goodbye to a loved one in Urumqi on January 28. Instead of looking for blame, we should be throwing our support behind the selfless doctors, nurses and other medical staff risking their lives to contain the outbreak. Photo: Xinhua
Andrew Sheng
Opinion

Opinion

Andrew Sheng

Viral connectivity means we all have to accept the threat of disease and disaster

  • In an increasingly interconnected world, those of us who enjoy the fruits of globalisation must also bear its risks: climate crisis, drug resistance and emerging epidemics. As the Wuhan outbreak shows, we must work together

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A member of a medical team leaving for Wuhan says goodbye to a loved one in Urumqi on January 28. Instead of looking for blame, we should be throwing our support behind the selfless doctors, nurses and other medical staff risking their lives to contain the outbreak. Photo: Xinhua
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Andrew Sheng

Andrew Sheng

Andrew Sheng is a former central banker and financial regulator, currently distinguished fellow at the Asia Global Institute, University of Hong Kong. He writes widely on Asian perspectives on global issues, with columns in Project Syndicate, Asia News Network and Caijing/Caixin magazines. His latest book is “Shadow Banking in China”, co-authored with Ng Chow Soon, published by Wiley.