COVID-19 is having far-reaching impacts on China’s economy and public health system. The Chinese government is developing a range of policies to revitalize the economy and ensure the health of its citizens. While China’s overall management of the COVID-19 pandemic has been impressive, there is now an urgent need to 1) help China’s millions of SMEs recover from the devastating economic impact of the epidemic and 2) accelerate healthcare reforms described in the “13th Five Year Plan” and “Healthy China 2030”.
AmCham China has launched an innovative Social Impact Initiative in July 2020 focused initially on these two pressing social issues. One of the core principles driving this Initiative is our belief that the private sector has a meaningful role to play in helping China to achieve its objectives and that AmCham China members are uniquely qualified to help. We have successfully concluded 8 working sessions and 1 high-profile Social Impact Summit for 2020, and are in the process of launching the 2021 Social Impact Initiative.