Accelerating Construction of Innovative Country to Promote Modernization of China’s Emergency Supplies Reserve System

SUN Yi1,2 WU Jing1,2 LIU Changxin1,2 ZHU Yongbin1,2

(1.Institutes of Science and Development, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China 100190)
(2.School of Public Policy and Management, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China 100049)

【Abstract】The outbreak of COVID-19 exposed the shortcomings of China’s public health emergency management system and accelerated the reform of all related businesses. The reform of emergency supplies reserve is imminent. This work reviews the development process of China’s main supplies reserve system, studies the international experience of supplies reserve system construction, analyzes the main problems existing in China’s current emergency supplies reserve system, and defines the overall goal of reform: to establish and improve the laws and regulations in the field of national emergency supplies reserve; to form a modern comprehensive leadership and management capacity of supplies reserve based on national conditions to adapt to major emergency events; to supplement and improve the new mechanism of supplies reserve facing new risks; to cultivate a first-class personnel team of supplies reserve and improve the supporting role of science and technology; to promote the application of new technologies in supplies reserve, and to speed up the digital transformation of supplies reserve field. Finally, we put forward some policy suggestions for speeding up the reform of the management system of emergency supplies reserve.

【Keywords】 emergency supplies reserve; COVID-19; national governance system; modernization of governance capacity; public health emergency management;


【Funds】 National Natural Science Foundation of China (71871211) National Key R&D Program of China (2018YFF0215801) President Fund of Institutes of Science and Development, Chinese Academy of Sciences for Distinguished Young Scholars (Y8X1061Q01)

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Vol 35, No. 06, Pages 724-731

June 2020


Article Outline


  • 1 Overview of China’s national supplies reserve system and international experience of supplies reserve system construction
  • 2 Problems of China’s emergency supplies reserve system
  • 3 Suggestions for improving the national emergency supplies reserve system
  • References