The Conversation: US China Trade After COVID-19

Apr 29, 2020

Coronavirus effect on US China trade; Distance learning a bane for Hawaiian immersion schools; Care homes wary of inspections amid coronavirus; Legal rights during the pandemic; Risks of coronavirus to cats and dogs

Christopher McNally
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Coronavirus effect on US China trade

Chris McNally is a US-China relations expert and political economy professor at Chaminade University and an adjunct senior fellow at the East-West Center. He has been closely tracking the developments as COVID-19 became a global pandemic.

Distance learning a bane for Hawaiian immersion schools

The COVID-19 pandemic has kept Hawaii's schools closed for more than a month and families are beginnning to feel the impact. For students enrolled in Hawaiian immersion programs, school is often the only place where kids are able to practice the language. HPR Reporter Kuuwehi Hiraishi tells us how Hawaiian language immersion schools are adjusting to distance learning.

Care homes wary of inpsections amid coronavirus

Caretakers of Hawaii's elderly say state inspectors are putting their patients at risk when they visit - particularly if they keep their shoes on. Civil Beat Politics & Opinion Editor Chad Blair tells us how some care homes want random inspections curtailed or halted during the COVID-19 crisis. Click here to read the story at CivilBeat.org.

Legal rights during the pandemic

Where to turn to when the laws seem to change daily and legal recourse is unclear? According to Tatjana Johnson, Hawaii Immigrant Justic Center Managing Attorney at Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, our rights are out there. We just need to know how to access them. Click here for Legal Aid Society of Hawaii's list of legal help and resources.

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Risks of coronavirus to cats and dogs

A pet dog tested positive for COVID-19 and two pet cats in New York City also had the virus. Aleisha Swartz, president of the Hawaii Veterinary Medical Association (HVMA), tells us about the risk of the coronavirus to our pets. Click here for more information on HVMA.