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Grappling with the Crisis “Covid-19 Pandemic and China’s foreign trade”
April 14, 2021 - 12:00-13:30
Digital Guest Lecture by Professor Yang Laike, East China Normal University.
Welcome to a new lecture in the “Current affairs in China” series this spring semester: Covid-19 Pandemic and China‘s foreign trade.
COVID-19 brought the world into 2020 with a great shock. It first hit China and Asia, then quickly spread into Europe and other parts of the world. The pandemic’s repercussions were felt in all economic and societal sectors. Disrupting global supply chains, it dragged the global economy and trade into a deep depression.
Professor Yang Laike, Dean of the Department of International Economics at East China Normal University, expounds on the Covid-19 pandemic’s effects on China’s foreign trade and national economic development and its potential progress in 2021 and 2022.