“COVID Crossroads: The Pandemic’s Impact on Mainland China, Hong Kong and Beyond” Nick Schifrin, PBS Newshour Recorded on June 28, 2021

Join journalist Nick Schifrin for a conversation exploring the nuanced impact of COVID-19 in China, Hong Kong, and beyond. Schifrin will discuss how the pandemic has centered the relationship of the government of Mainland China and its diverse territories, bolstering censorship and limiting civil liberties. The enactment of the controversial National Security Law in Hong Kong serves as an example of politics in one of China’s Special Administrative Regions colliding with the COVID-19 pandemic. Schifrin will also discuss the role that China has played domestically and globally in vaccine development, distribution, and diplomacy. The 2021 Summer Institute for Educators is co-sponsored by the University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies, Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, and Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and it is presented in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. It is made possible through generous support from the Title VI National Resource Center grants from the US Department of Education.