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The US, China, and the Perils of Post-COVID Decoupling
May 08, 2020

The US, China, and the Perils of Post-COVID Decoupling

By Yan Liang
Resorting to economic nationalism is the wrong lesson to take from the pandemic.
Can China’s Electric Car Industry Weather the COVID-19 Storm?
May 08, 2020

Can China’s Electric Car Industry Weather the COVID-19 Storm?

By Eleanor Albert
The booming industry faced headwinds even before the massive economic upheaval brought by the pandemic.

The Trade and Transit Woes of Landlocked Afghanistan During COVID- 19 
May 08, 2020

The Trade and Transit Woes of Landlocked Afghanistan During COVID- 19 

By Shoaib A. Rahim
Pakistan plays a big role in dictating the fortunes of the Afghan economy.

The Belt and Road in Sri Lanka: Beyond the Debt Trap Discussion
May 07, 2020

The Belt and Road in Sri Lanka: Beyond the Debt Trap Discussion

By Divya Hundlani & Pabasara Kannangara
More than an overstated “debt trap,” Sri Lanka should consider the environmental and labor impacts of Chinese investment.

Amid COVID-19, Asia’s White Rice Is the New Black Gold
May 07, 2020

Amid COVID-19, Asia’s White Rice Is the New Black Gold

By Bob Savic
Surging demand and slashed exports are leading to inflated prices for rice across the region.
How China’s Belt and Road Initiative Went Astray
May 07, 2020

How China’s Belt and Road Initiative Went Astray

By Chan Kung and Yu (Tony) Pan
In taking on geopolitical overtones, the BRI has become alienated from its original economic purpose.

South Korean Intelligence Reports COVID-19-Induced Panic Buying in the North
May 07, 2020

South Korean Intelligence Reports COVID-19-Induced Panic Buying in the North

By Associated Press
The National Intelligence Service told lawmakers in Seoul that the pandemic is hurting North Korea’s economy.
China Steps up the Long March to 5G
May 06, 2020

China Steps up the Long March to 5G

By John Lee
As the U.S. increases pressure on technology exports, China's race for self-sufficiency becomes more urgent.

Why Is the State of Sikkim India’s COVID–19 Exception?
May 06, 2020

Why Is the State of Sikkim India’s COVID–19 Exception?

By StoriesAsia
Why did the small Himalayan state not get hit hard by the pandemic?

Remittances to South and Central Asia Poised to Dive Dramatically
May 05, 2020

Remittances to South and Central Asia Poised to Dive Dramatically

By Catherine Putz
South and Central Asia will see some of the largest declines in remittances in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Looking Beyond Its Lockdown, India Can Look to Its Past Public Health Successes
May 05, 2020

In Looking Beyond Its Lockdown, India Can Look to Its Past Public Health Successes

By Mohamed Zeeshan
India needs a long-term exit strategy to break out of its lockdown.
Tokyo Prods Japanese Firms to Leave China
May 05, 2020

Tokyo Prods Japanese Firms to Leave China

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from David Arase.

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