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Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, China’s Government Tightens Its Grip
February 15, 2020

Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, China’s Government Tightens Its Grip

By Maximilian Mayer and Nicholas Ross Smith
The CCP’s response to the epidemic foreshadows a massive health-surveillance regime.

Taiwan Bars Children of Taiwanese-Chinese Couples From Repatriation Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
February 15, 2020

Taiwan Bars Children of Taiwanese-Chinese Couples From Repatriation Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

By Nick Aspinwall
The reversal of an earlier decision to allow the children entry to Taiwan was supported by DPP legislators and revealed a divide among Taiwanese people.
What the Fight Against the New Coronavirus Tells Us About the Post-Reform PLA
February 15, 2020

What the Fight Against the New Coronavirus Tells Us About the Post-Reform PLA

By Ying Yu Lin
The coronavirus outbreak has revealed potential issues in PLA logistics integration and command after the major overhaul of 2015.

The Coronavirus Epidemic: Challenge or Opportunity for US-China Relations?
February 14, 2020

The Coronavirus Epidemic: Challenge or Opportunity for US-China Relations?

By Bao Huaying
The U.S. government has seized on the crisis to adopt harsh policies toward China. But there are glimmer of hopes from society itself.

China’s Coronavirus Outbreak and Economic Performance: Test for Performance Legitimacy?
February 14, 2020

China’s Coronavirus Outbreak and Economic Performance: Test for Performance Legitimacy?

By Dingding Chen
What does the Coronavirus outbreak mean for China’s future development?

South Korea’s Population May Have Already Peaked
February 14, 2020

South Korea’s Population May Have Already Peaked

By Troy Stangarone
Recent statistics suggest South Korea's population may be aging even more quickly than previous worst-case scenarios predicted.

Japan Reports 1st Death from Virus, 44 More Cases on Ship
February 14, 2020

Japan Reports 1st Death from Virus, 44 More Cases on Ship

By Associated Press
None of Japan’s newly reported cases have a history of recent travel to China, raising concerns.
North Korea’s Bizarre Strategies for Tackling the Coronavirus Outbreak
February 14, 2020

North Korea’s Bizarre Strategies for Tackling the Coronavirus Outbreak

By Tae-jun Kang
Pyongyang claims there have been no cases of the virus in the country. So why is it taking increasingly desperate measures?

Where Does China’s ‘One Country, Two Systems’ Stand in 2020?
February 13, 2020

Where Does China’s ‘One Country, Two Systems’ Stand in 2020?

By Derek Grossman
The framework for governing Hong Kong and Macau – and, Beijing hopes, one day Taiwan – is battered but unbroken.

Will Japan’s Economy Buckle Under the Coronavirus Outbreak?
February 13, 2020

Will Japan’s Economy Buckle Under the Coronavirus Outbreak?

By Thisanka Siripala
Japanese companies are bracing for a slowdown in supply chains and sales.

Power and Money in Japanese Politics
February 13, 2020

Power and Money in Japanese Politics

By Daisuke Akimoto
What the annual income and terms of office for Japanese lawmakers tell us about bribery and corruption in the Diet.
The Coronavirus and China’s Diplomatic Slowdown
February 13, 2020

The Coronavirus and China’s Diplomatic Slowdown

By Eleanor Albert
With Beijing turning inward to battle the new disease, progress on the foreign policy front may be delayed.

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