A staff member cleans up a makeshift hospital in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province on March 8. The hospital, converted from a sports venue, was officially closed on Sunday after its last batch of cured Covid-19 patients were discharged. Photo: Xinhua
Daniel A. Bell
Opinion

Opinion

Daniel A. Bell and Wang Pei

China’s coronavirus response and Italy’s struggles show the benefits of a hierarchical system – and where it needs improvement

  • A hierarchical political system promotes efficiency by empowering officials to implement policies, while allowing other experts to deal with problems in different areas. But it must ideally make space for challenges to authority
A staff member cleans up a makeshift hospital in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province on March 8. The hospital, converted from a sports venue, was officially closed on Sunday after its last batch of cured Covid-19 patients were discharged. Photo: Xinhua
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