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This testimony was published by the Rand Corporation following Jennifer Bouey’s presentation before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on China’s global health activities. This work is partially based on research from the initiative’s U.S-China Research Group on Global Health.

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July 31, 2019

Implications of U.S.-China Collaborations on Global Health Issues

Author: Jennifer Huang Bouey

This testimony on China and global health has five sections. The first provides a brief history of China’s engagement with global health assistance in the pre–market reforms era (1950s to 1980s). The second summarizes China’s current global health activities and their impact (1980s to the present). The third describes the Chinese government’s motivations and future plans for global health. The fourth focuses on past U.S.-China collaborations in global health and their different strategies. The fifth and final section contains suggestions for actions U.S. policymakers could take to address the challenges associated with China’s global health activities.

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