Workers make masks at a factory of Chinese underwear brand Threegun in Shanghai on April 8. Factories in China are running shifts nearly 24/7 to meet demand for personal protective equipment including masks. Photo: Xinhua Workers make masks at a factory of Chinese underwear brand Threegun in Shanghai on April 8. Factories in China are running shifts nearly 24/7 to meet demand for personal protective equipment including masks. Photo: Xinhua
Workers make masks at a factory of Chinese underwear brand Threegun in Shanghai on April 8. Factories in China are running shifts nearly 24/7 to meet demand for personal protective equipment including masks. Photo: Xinhua
Joel A. Gallo
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Joel A. Gallo

In the dash for medical gear amid the coronavirus, the US must realise it’s a seller’s market in China now

  • In China, factories are running almost non-stop to supply a flood of orders for medical gear. Yet, US hospitals still insist on rigid procurement practices. They need to accept that it’s a seller’s market and recalibrate their expectations

Workers make masks at a factory of Chinese underwear brand Threegun in Shanghai on April 8. Factories in China are running shifts nearly 24/7 to meet demand for personal protective equipment including masks. Photo: Xinhua Workers make masks at a factory of Chinese underwear brand Threegun in Shanghai on April 8. Factories in China are running shifts nearly 24/7 to meet demand for personal protective equipment including masks. Photo: Xinhua
Workers make masks at a factory of Chinese underwear brand Threegun in Shanghai on April 8. Factories in China are running shifts nearly 24/7 to meet demand for personal protective equipment including masks. Photo: Xinhua
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Joel A. Gallo

Joel A. Gallo

Joel A. Gallo is CEO of Columbia China League Business Advisory Co. He has 25 years of experience in global finance and technology. He was a former senior executive at Deloitte, PwC, E&Y, Dell EMC and Deutsche Bank, where he advised over 100 global financial institutions on complex strategic initiatives.