Since severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars), China’s spending on health has grown 10 times, with thousands of local centres for disease control and prevention established across the country. Illustration: Kaliz Lee

China’s coronavirus response slowed by bureaucracy, unstable funding as government never empowered lower level officials

  • China’s spending on health has grown 10 times since 2002 with thousands of local centres for disease control and prevention established across the country
  • But unstable funding, complicated bureaucracy and an insufficient labour force still left China ill-equipped to deal with the latest coronavirus outbreak
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Since severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars), China’s spending on health has grown 10 times, with thousands of local centres for disease control and prevention established across the country. Illustration: Kaliz Lee
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