Outbreak exposes US economic flaws

By Andrew Sheng/Xiao Geng | China Daily | Updated: 2020-05-07 07:14There is nothing like a pandemic to expose systemic differences. For China and the United States, which were locked in an ideologically driven competition even before the novel coronavirus epidemic broke out, those differences are stark. But the two countries will still need to rethink their social contracts after the pandemic is contained.To prevent the transmission of the virus, China and the US have implemented social-distancing measures, which-together with the unemployment they produce-have broken the cycle of earning and …

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