COVID-19 in Asia: A Country-By-Country Guide
By Diplomat Risk Intelligence
The good, the bad, and the ugly of the coronavirus fallout for each government in East, Southeast, South, and Central Asia.
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?
Will Japan’s Economy Buckle Under the Coronavirus Outbreak?
By Thisanka Siripala
Japanese companies are bracing for a slowdown in supply chains and sales.
Coronavirus Hits Thailand Hard
By Austin Bodetti
The precipitous drop in visitors from China could represent as big a danger to Thailand as the virus itself.
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.
Remember the Women Fighting Coronavirus
By Shamim Zakaria and Yan Ni
Female medics are leading the frontline battle in China, but a lack of attention to women’s sanitary needs irks rights advocates.
Coronavirus Paranoia May Boost the Chinese Public’s Approval of the Government
By Jo Kim
Chinese people largely seem to approve of the central government’s actions and applaud harsh quarantine measures at the local level.
What History Teaches About the Coronavirus Emergency
By Wayne Soon and Ja Ian Chong
Lessons of transparency and transnational cooperation from the 1910-11 Manchurian Plague are still relevant to China and the world today.
Coronavirus: Japan Sends Final Evacuation Flight
By Mina Pollmann
Japan is sending its final evacuation flight to Hubei as it continues to try to stem the spread of the virus.
Everyday Life in China Under the Shadow of Coronavirus
By Bonnie Girard
“Living on top of a mountain” with food deliveries, no masks – and a surprisingly upbeat outlook.
China’s ‘Whole-of-Government’ Pushback on the Coronavirus
By Jin Kai
Outlining the steps taken so far by Beijing to combat the epidemic.
Coronavirus and China’s Decision-Making in a Crisis
By Matthew Sullivan
The contours of the Chinese response have remained largely the same from SARS in 2003 to today's coronavirus outbreak.