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Phil C. W. Chan
Opinion

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Phil C. W. Chan

Italy’s coronavirus crisis lays bare our misguided belief in international solidarity

  • In its hour of need, Italy has found itself abandoned by its EU partners after its appeal for essential medical supplies fell on deaf ears. It was left to China to finally come to the rescue

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Phil C. W. Chan

Phil C. W. Chan

Phil C.W. Chan is a scholar in public law, human rights, international law and global governance. His books include China, State Sovereignty and International Legal Order (2015), Protection of Sexual Minorities since Stonewall: Progress and Stalemate in Developed and Developing Countries (2010), and Equality in Asia-Pacific: Reality or a Contradiction in Terms? (2007). He holds a PhD in international law and Chinese law from the National University of Singapore and law degrees from the University of Hong Kong and the University of Durham.