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COVID-19 Lockdowns Bring Economic Woes for China
May 18, 2022

COVID-19 Lockdowns Bring Economic Woes for China

By Dmytro Spilka
China’s stock market woes added to a broader economic downturn in recent weeks, amid tough lockdowns in major cities.

India’s Pandemic Mortality: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics
May 17, 2022

India’s Pandemic Mortality: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

By Ameya Pratap Singh
A WHO attempt to estimate India’s excess deaths during the pandemic sparked major backlash.
South Korea Can Do More in the Battle Against COVID-19
May 16, 2022

South Korea Can Do More in the Battle Against COVID-19

By Troy Stangarone
For all its success at home, South Korea has been less forthcoming with donations during the pandemic.

North Korea’s COVID-19 Crisis
May 16, 2022

North Korea’s COVID-19 Crisis

By Mitch Shin
Pyongyang may resort to a nuclear test when it fails to prevent the spread of the coronavirus nationwide. 

How Long Can Xi Prioritize ‘Zero COVID’ over the Economy?
May 14, 2022

How Long Can Xi Prioritize ‘Zero COVID’ over the Economy?

By Dan Macklin
Past precedent suggests the Chinese leader is willing to deprioritize growth to focus on more urgent goals, but only as long as he is supported by a sufficient economic cushion.

India Needs a Review Commission on COVID Management
May 14, 2022

India Needs a Review Commission on COVID Management

By Shubham
It is critical that policymakers understand the full impact of the pandemic on the economy and human development.

North Korea Reports 6 Deaths After Admitting COVID-19 Outbreak
May 13, 2022

North Korea Reports 6 Deaths After Admitting COVID-19 Outbreak

By Kim Tong-Hyung and Hyung-Jin Kim
North Korea says there have been 350,000 cases of fever – including 18,000 on Thursday alone – but it's unclear how many of those with symptoms actually have COVID-19.
North Korea Confirms Omicron Case, Raising Fears of a COVID Catastrophe
May 12, 2022

North Korea Confirms Omicron Case, Raising Fears of a COVID Catastrophe

By Shannon Tiezzi
China’s example raises serious questions about how North Korea can possibly hope to combat the virus.

Will China Learn From Its Biggest COVID-19 Mistake?
May 10, 2022

Will China Learn From Its Biggest COVID-19 Mistake?

By Zhuoran Li
Amid the Shanghai lockdown, government efforts to silence and prosecute critics have received more public attention – and sparked increasing outrage.

Asian Games in China Postponed Because of Spread of COVID-19
May 06, 2022

Asian Games in China Postponed Because of Spread of COVID-19

By Stephen Wade
The Asian Games were to take place from September 10-25 in the eastern city of Hangzhou.

China’s ‘Zero-COVID’ Restrictions Curb May 1 Holiday Travel
May 02, 2022

China’s ‘Zero-COVID’ Restrictions Curb May 1 Holiday Travel

By Ken Moritsugu and Emily Wang
With lockdowns in multiple cities, including Shanghai, travel during the five-day holiday is expected to be down 60 percent.
What’s Behind Japan’s Continued COVID-19 Border Restrictions?
May 02, 2022

What’s Behind Japan’s Continued COVID-19 Border Restrictions?

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan remains closed to international tourists and has not yet made plans to reopen despite a global trend to lift pandemic entry restrictions.

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