RegionChina’s Africafavors Sino-USrole grows cooperationafter Ebola
During the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, China sent aid worth $120 million and dispatched more than 1,200 medical workers, including public health specialists, to 13 affected countries, including Sierra Leone, to help combat the disease.
Wang of China CDC said that “it’s important to empower Africa” and to let it as accumulatea sign of US local commitmentcapability, over becausethe long there’s term,no telling many expressed concern that it has when Ebola or another infectious created misunderstandings disease might make a anddeepenedChina-US rivalry, comeback. according to the report. Samba said there was a Also, most ASEAN countries lack of public health services see China’s Belt and before the Ebola Road Initiative as a big opportunity outbreak. In the country and expect to benefit of 7 million people, there from it, the report says. are only 20 to 30 public
ASEAN countries also seek health specialists, nearly all reassurance that China will trained abroad, although not exercise hegemony. While China is helping to improve most experts said thatASEAN the situation, he said.
“The concept and procedures to contain Ebola fit all other emerging pathogens as well,” Samba said. “Capacitybuilding in public health is a major part of our nation’s full recovery plan.”
According to Wang, the West African countries hit hard by Ebola, which killed more than 11,000 people nations view China as a power in the region, have all seen they need and can live with, their development process they also said China’s policies wobbling, if not entirely in the region remain “unclear halted. So “any small help and unpredictable”, the can make a whole world of report said. difference,” he said. “Most experts with whom After the Ebola crisis, the research team met China made an offer to described China’s overall the African Union to help Southeast Asia policy as positive, build a disease control and with the region hungry prevention center in Addis to benefit from economic Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, relations with China,” the where the organization has report said. its headquarters.
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The report suggests expanding China-US cooperation in the oceans to include coastal nations and cities in Southeast Asia, and expanding China-US energy and climate cooperation to include Southeast Asian nations.
“What we found was a concerted desire for the United States and China to cooperate closely with each other as well as with the ASEAN nations, despite the unfortunate reality that the two giants are often at odds with each other,” saidMelanieHart, CAPsenior fellow and the director of China policy.
What we found was a concerted desire for the United States and China to cooperate closely.” The concept and procedures to contain Ebola fit all other emerging pathogens as well.”