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COVID-19 in China

Ahmad, Zeti Azreen and Buyong, Mazni (2021) COVID-19 in China. In: Communication Research Seminar (CORENA), 6-7 December 2021, Online. (Unpublished)

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Covid19 outbreak started in China earlier than any country in the world. China has conducted effective crisis management strategy to efficiently restrict and further control the transmission of Covid-19 in the country. In order to limit the spread of infection, the Chinese government adopted innovative, specialized, and advanced information systems. In this process, the strategic crisis management plan of the Chinese Communist Party, together with the cooperation among different level and departments within the Chinese government has finally helped it overcome the crisis brought by the pandemic. This paper, aims at identifying the method used by the Chinese government in controlling the transmission of Covid-19 in both its regional and inter-regional fight towards the pandemic. This paper also aims at how the Chinese government managed the public awareness on the severity of the virus and lead the citizens to practice personal protection. The four main objectives are: To identify immediate action and immediate response done by the government when it was firstly transmitted, to identify the most effective method of restricting direct and contact infection of Covid-19 in China, to clarify the cooperation that was formed among different levels of government of China to limit inter-regional extension of the virus, and to enhance citizen’s awareness on the severity of Covid-19. Data was collected from the official website of the National Health Commission of People's Republic of China. This site is chosen for it is the official media of the National Health organization, where comprehensive and detailed information about crisis management strategies could be obtained. The information will be organised in a coding sheet was based from the focus of the study on the classification of the observation. The observation was conducted from 22th January to 22th April 2020.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Keywords: COVID-19, China, crisis management strategy, aggressive approach, government
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Communication
Depositing User: Dr Zeti Azren Ahmad
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2022 12:03
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 12:03
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/95548

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