September 22, 2021
China Keeps Virus at Bay at High Cost Ahead of Olympics
By Joe McDonald and Huizhong Wu
China’s “zero tolerance” strategy of trying to isolate every case and stop transmission has succeeded in keeping COVID-19 at bay – but at a steep price.
August 19, 2021
China’s Shipping Delays Are Costing African Economies
By Osaru Omosigho
China’s shipping delays to African countries in particular are the result of global trends. They need a global solution.
August 17, 2021
COVID-19 Shrank India’s Burgeoning Middle Class
By Sayan Ghosh, Zenger News
India has witnessed a drop in living standards across all income tiers, significantly denting its efforts to catch up to China.
August 01, 2021
The Collapse of Malaysia’s Middle Class
By Amrita Malhi
On the 50th anniversary of Malaysia’s New Economic Policy, the middle class it famously built may be collapsing. Will its goal of national unity collapse with it?
July 29, 2021
COVID-19 Turned Vietnam’s State-Run Union’s Greatest Weakness Into Its Biggest Strength
By Joe Buckley
The Vietnam General Confederation of Labor may be unable to fight for workers' rights, but it is well-placed to help them amid the COVID-19 crisis.
July 21, 2021
Noriko Hama on the Tokyo Olympics and Japan’s Economy
By Shannon Tiezzi
The Olympics will end up being a "net negative" for Japan, Hama predicts.
July 16, 2021
Rising COVID Cases Obscure South Korea’s Economic Recovery
By Kyle Ferrier
Just as South Korea's economy began to pick up steam, a new surge brought the tightest social distancing requirements since March 2020.
June 24, 2021
Bank of Korea Highlights Risks to COVID-19 Economic Recovery
By Kyle Ferrier
The latest Financially Stability Report provides a picture of South Korea’s overall financial health – and there’s some worrying news.
April 14, 2021
COVID-19 Resurgence Threatens India’s Economic Recovery
By Prachi Priya and Aniruddha Ghosh
Just when there was growing optimism over India’s economic rebound, the second COVID-19 wave has come as a rude shock to businesses and consumers alike.
April 12, 2021
Global Trade Is Recovering From the Pandemic. North Korea’s Economy Isn’t.
By Troy Stangarone
With its borders still locked down, North Korea isn’t benefiting from China’s return to growth. That’s unlikely to change anytime soon.
March 18, 2021
COVID-19 Made China’s Debt Problem Worse
By Sara Hsu
With debt soaring amid the pandemic, the government’s deleveraging struggle slogs on.
March 17, 2021
Sustainable Development Goals Can Guide Asia-Pacific To Build Back Better
By Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana
The region fell short of its 2020 milestones for the Goals, even before entering the global pandemic. As the Asia-Pacific rebuilds, it must change course.