Congratulations to John Ross for his new book, and again to Mr. John Ross for his work for Chongyang Institute, Renmin University of China for many years.
As executive dean, I am proud to have colleagues like John. Mr. John Ross was the first former Western high official to work full-time in Chinese think tanks. In the past eight years, he has not only made important contributions to Chongyang Institute, but also made important contributions to China's development and China's exchanges with the world. Now John is a well-known scholar in China with more than two million fans in the new media, including many Chinese policymakers. His articles often have millions of readers.
In this book, he recounts Chinese stories from a unique perspective of westerners and with a professional understanding of China, many of which I have read. I agree with John that China's road has learned from the experience and lessons of the west, and also fully demonstrates China's unique wisdom and strength. China needs more scholars like John Ross to explore the road and future again.
Congratulations again to Mr. John Ross.
China has locked on 11 more neighborhoods in Beijing to contain a new corona-virus outbreak linked to a food market in the capital. Chinese officials say the new cases were found at a second food market where several employees tested positive. It's reported that they are all linked to a market where an outbreak was registered last week. It was shut down on Saturday. Tens of thousands of nearby residents are now being tested. Lengthy queues formed near hospitals on a sports complex in Beijing as part of a mass screening program. The country's seeing a spike in figures after many weeks of reporting small numbers of new cases. It is now registering dozens of new infections for the second day in a row.