CITIZENARTS founder Jim Gabbe introduces the series and some of the key issues it explores.
Why the world needs China and the US to take on the Pandemic fight, and why they must understand their cultural differences to build trust and cooperation.
How culture determined initial actions in China as the Pandemic erupted in Wuhan and began its rampage.
In the US, the early days of COVID 19 saw an explosion of individual opinion, action and inaction that were rooted in America’s character.
With absolute centralized control, wholehearted adoption of science and technology and more, China’s ongoing battle with COVID-19 reflects it distinctive, historical culture.
How China is deploying advanced on-line systems to build the world’s largest and most comprehensive COVID tracing system. An up-to-the-minute report from Wang Jian Ping – CITIZENARTS producer in Shanghai.
To mask or not to mask? The wildly, weirdly different acceptance of face masks in the US and China bugles the depths of their cultural differences and misunderstandings.
(Coming June 3, 2020)
Part two -- the ongoing Pandemic battle in the US. Why is it mostly about the States, philanthropy and individual action? Perhaps Thomas Jefferson would understand.
(Coming May 27, 2020)
Part one – the ongoing Pandemic battle in the US. Why is the national government mostly missing in action? Perhaps George Washington would understand.
(Coming June 10, 2020)
How do Chinese and Americans feel about teaming up to fight global problems? Personal reflections from citizens in both countries.