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August 14, 2019

China
U.S. Dependence on Pharmaceutical Products From China

Last month, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission held a hearing on the United States’ growing reliance on China's pharmaceutical products. The topic reminded me of a spirited discus…

A technician works at a product line of the Inactivated H1N1 Influenza Vaccine in Sinovac Biotech Ltd., a Chinese vaccine making company, in Beijing, September 3, 2009.

June 17, 2019

Bangladesh
To Reach its Economic Dreams, Bangladesh Needs to Rethink Healthcare

This is a guest post by Sylvana Q. Sinha, the founder and chief executive officer of Praava Health, which is raising the bar for healthcare in Bangladesh through international-standard doctors, diagn…

A woman sees a doctor at a Praava Health facility in Bangladesh.

April 25, 2019

China
Finally, China Comes to Grips with Its Cancer Epidemic

Nearly twenty years ago, research from a group of political scientists suggested that people live longer under democracy. While this finding is not entirely unexpected, one can wonder how it fits int…

China Cancer Drugs

January 31, 2019

China
Vaccine Safety and Political Legitimacy in China

Six months ago, about two dozen Chinese parents protested outside the National Health Commission after one of the country’s largest vaccine makers was found to have sold hundreds of thousands of dose…

A technician works at a manufacturing facility of Chinese vaccine maker CanSino Biologics in Tianjin, China November 20, 2018. Picture taken November 20, 2018.

August 6, 2012

Health
New from CFR: Yanzhong Huang on the WHO

Writing last week in the New York Times International Weekly, CFR Senior Fellow Yanzhong Huang analyzed the World Health Organization’s position in the changing field of global health. Even as the WH…

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December 3, 2015

China
Yanzhong Huang: China’s New Rhetoric at COP21

China’s public rhetoric about international climate policy has changed dramatically since the 2009 UN summit in Copenhagen, write Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for Global Health, and Research Associa…

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech for the opening day of the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris

February 6, 2013

Health
New From CFR: Yanzhong Huang on the SARS Epidemic, Ten Years Later

This week on the Asia Unbound blog, CFR senior fellow Yanzhong Huang debunked five myths about the 2002-03 SARS epidemic, including the idea that “Poor or failed states pose a bigger infectious disea…

yanzhong huang sars post china

November 26, 2012

Development
Guest Post: Yanzhong Huang on Healthy Development in the Post-2015 Era

This post is written by my colleague Yanzhong Huang, Senior Fellow for Global Health at CFR. He reviews the major takeaways of a recent workshop he hosted on the post-2015 agenda, an event I also men…

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September 23, 2011

Guest Post: Yanzhong Huang on the NCD Summit

A no-smoking poster is displayed in a restaurant in Mumbai. (Arko Datt/courtesy Reuters) As I noted last week and earlier this week, the United Nations has taken an interest in noncommunicable disea…

A no-smoking poster is displayed in a restaurant in Mumbai that used to allow smoking October 2, 2008. India banned smoking in public places on Thursday in an attempt to fight tobacco use blamed, directly or indirectly, for a fifth of all deaths in the world’s third-largest consumer. The ban, which includes all offices and restaurants, will hit its estimated 240 million tobacco users, who are likely to find their homes and cars among the last few places to light up. REUTERS/Arko Datta

December 21, 2012

Global
Prospects for the Global Economy in 2013

What does 2013 have in store for the global economy? We asked five distinguished experts to identify the most important trends, challenges, and opportunities in the upcoming year.