John Goldstone and Charles Parton

John Goldstone is one of the UK’s leading experts in intensive care medicine.

Charles Parton was a diplomat who has spent over 26 years working on China. He is an associate fellow of the Council on Geostrategy, RUSI and MERICS.

China’s Covid ICU problem

The difficulty of ramping up hospital care for Covid might threaten the CCP’s control of its people.  Only a few weeks after restating its commitment to Zero Covid, the Chinese Communist Party made a remarkable U-turn in December – at pace, rather than with a carefully measured loosening of restrictions. Three elements may have shattered