How India’s COVID-19 Lockdowns Impacted Menstrual Health
By Karan Babbar
Limited access to period products during India’s COVID lockdowns highlighted how far public health initiatives have to go when it comes to menstruation.
Can IPEF Protect Corporate Supply Chains?
By SUKEGAWA Seiya
An IPEF agreement notwithstanding, companies in the Indo-Pacific will still be at risk of disruptions to their supply networks.
Thailand Clocks 1 Millionth Visitor From China Since January
By Sebastian Strangio
Three months after Beijing ended its severe "zero COVID" policy, Bangkok says it is on track to meet its 2023 target of 5 million tourists from China.
In the Philippines, COVID-19 Is Still Taking a Toll on the Informal Economy
By Felix Iglesias
The pandemic may have waned, but its economic impact continues to reverberate on the nation's streets.
Military Involvement in Pandemic Control in Sri Lanka
By Rathindra Kuruwita
Involving the military in tackling public health crises is an efficient use of state capacity, but does it signal excessive militarization of society?
Japan Downgrades COVID-19 Threat Despite Spike in Deaths
By Thisanka Siripala
The government lowered the legal status of COVID-19 even as it grapples with a deadly outbreak.
After an Astonishing Year, Chinese See a Brighter Post-COVID Future
By John D. Van Fleet
There is a palpable sense of relief in China now that the days of zero COVID are over.
Asia Travel Hotspots Quiet as Chinese Tourists Stay Away
By Tassanee Vejpongsa and Elaine Kurtenbach
Bali and Chiang Mai are the busiest they have been since the pandemic struck three years ago, but they're still relatively quiet.
Bali Welcomes Chinese Flight After Long COVID-19 Hiatus
By Sebastian Strangio
Indonesian authorities are hoping that the return of Chinese visitors will mark the beginning of the end for the island's long COVID-19 slump.
China’s Missing COVID-19 Data
By Johanna M. Costigan and Jin Ye
Center-local dynamics are incentivizing a cover-up of China’s COVID-19 statistics well before they reach the public.
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.