China's Engagement with Global Health Diplomacy: Was SARS a Watershed?

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PLoS Medicine, 2010, 7 (4), pp. 1 - 6
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SARS not only exposed a fundamental shortcoming of China's public health surveillance system but also forced China to realize that, in the era of globalization, public health is no longer a domestic, social issue that can be isolated from foreign-policy concern. There are signs that China is now using public health as a means to strengthen its diplomatic relations with the developing world, in particular the African continent. While China has embraced multilateral cooperation in a wide array of global health issues, its engagement remains "state centric".
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