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Robert Lawrence Kuhn
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Robert Lawrence Kuhn

Why China’s commitment and ability to contain the coronavirus outbreak should not be doubted

  • Confidence in Beijing’s pledge to end the epidemic is rooted in the country’s record in mass mobilisation to achieve objectives, including poverty alleviation
  • The party leadership has also shown a willingness to change and correct mistakes, as seen in its admission of shortcomings in containment efforts so far

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Robert Lawrence Kuhn

Robert Lawrence Kuhn

Robert Lawrence Kuhn is a public intellectual, international corporate strategist and investment banker, and a China political/economics commentator featured on the BBC, CNN, Bloomberg. For more than 25 years, he has worked with China’s leaders. He has published over 30 books, including How China’s Leaders Think (featuring President Xi Jinping), and The Man Who Changed China: The Life and Legacy of Jiang Zemin. He is the host of Closer to China with R.L.Kuhn on CCTV News.