China Reports 60,000 COVID-related Deaths
By Joe McDonald
Those numbers may still underestimate the toll, though the government said the "emergency peak" of its latest surge appears to have passed.
China Halts Visas for Japan, South Korea in COVID-19 Spat
By Ken Moritsugu
China's move appeared to be retaliation for “discriminatory entry measures” against Chinese travelers amid a surge in COVID-19 cases.
With High Hopes, Thailand Welcomes Chinese Tourists’ Return
By Chalida Ekvitthayavechnukul and Tied McLeod Ji
In 2019, before the pandemic, around 11 million Chinese visited Thailand each year.
2023 New Year Resolutions for Asia’s Biggest Economies
By Anthony Fensom
Challenges and prospects for China, Japan, and India's economic growth in 2023.
How Beijing Accidentally Ended the Zero COVID Policy
By Zhuoran Li
China’s central government aimed to modify the zero COVID policy incrementally following the 20th Party Congress. What went wrong?
Thailand Says COVID-19 Tests Not Needed From Chinese Tourists
By Sebastian Strangio
Thai officials are projecting that 5 million Chinese nationals will visit in 2023, buoying the recovery of the country's tourism sector.
Will China-ASEAN Relations Take a Turn for the Better Post-Pandemic?
By Nian Peng
As China reopens its borders, it can finally resume normal exchanges with Southeast Asian countries. But there are several potential pitfalls to watch out for.
Xi Jinping’s Great Leap
By Ben Lowsen
In China’s haphazard COVID-19 opening, Xi has created a crisis of a scale unseen since Mao.
China Threatens Response to ‘Unacceptable’ COVID-19 Testing Measures
By Ken Moritsugu
Beijing sharply criticized decisions by several countries (including the U.S., France, and Australia) to require COVID tests for new arrivals from China.
China Limits How It Defines COVID-19 Deaths in Official Count
By Huizhong Wu and Dake Kang
Unlike in most countries' official reporting, deaths that occur in patients with pre-existing illnesses are not counted among China's COVID-19 deaths.
How COVID Shattered the ‘China Dream’
By Mercy A. Kuo
The China Dream and the dreams of the Chinese people are diverging, with deep repercussions for China’s future.
Interpreting China’s 2022 Central Economic Work Conference
By Chutian Zhou
As one of the few top-level meetings held since China’s COVID U-turn, the CEWC’s messaging is especially important this year.