Workers produce masks at a 3M factory in Shanghai. The US is in need of medical equipment and supplies that China can help provide. Photo: Xinhua Workers produce masks at a 3M factory in Shanghai. The US is in need of medical equipment and supplies that China can help provide. Photo: Xinhua
Workers produce masks at a 3M factory in Shanghai. The US is in need of medical equipment and supplies that China can help provide. Photo: Xinhua
James Heimowitz
Opinion

Opinion

James Heimowitz and Dorinda Elliott

The US and China should fight the coronavirus together now, and quarrel later

  • There will be time to dwell on how much China’s initial cover-up and the US government’s slow response to Covid-19 cost the world. But first, the US and China must work together to fight the crisis

Workers produce masks at a 3M factory in Shanghai. The US is in need of medical equipment and supplies that China can help provide. Photo: Xinhua Workers produce masks at a 3M factory in Shanghai. The US is in need of medical equipment and supplies that China can help provide. Photo: Xinhua
Workers produce masks at a 3M factory in Shanghai. The US is in need of medical equipment and supplies that China can help provide. Photo: Xinhua
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James Heimowitz

James Heimowitz

James Heimowitz went to China as a student as the Cultural Revolution was ending, and has spent a career at the intersection of industry, finance and government. He currently serves as president of the China Institute in America. Founded in 1926, it is the oldest bi-cultural organisation in the United States focused exclusively on China.

Dorinda Elliott

Dorinda Elliott

Dorinda (Dinda) Elliott is China Institute's senior vice-president for programmes. She has also worked at the Paulson Institute and was a correspondent and editor at Newsweek, Conde Nast Traveler, and editor-in-chief of Asiaweek.