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COVID calls into question China’s reliability as a leading global power

China remains determined to exert a growing influence on the global stage. This article, originally published in The Scotsman, was written by Marco Vicenzino, a member of the Institute’s International Advisory Council The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, emanating from China, ushered in the start of a new historical era that triggered a global economic…

Reimagining the postpandemic workforce

As the pandemic begins to ease, many companies are planning a new combination of remote and on-site working, a hybrid virtual model in which some employees are on premises, while others work from home. The new model promises greater access to talent, increased productivity for individuals and small teams, lower costs, more individual flexibility, and…

How well is India responding to COVID 19?

India started a phased reopening of its economy, after 10 weeks of lockdown. The country is trying to balance attempts to revive the economy while dealing with increasing caseloads and new hotspots. On June 30, official COVID 19 cases stood at over 585,000, and more than 17,500 deaths. While recovery rates have improved to 60 percent…

Coronavirus tracked: the latest figures as countries start to reopen

The human cost of coronavirus has continued to mount, with more than 10.6 million cases confirmed globally and more than 507,500 people known to have died.  Mortality rates have soared in urban areas worldwide, with overall deaths often much high than reported Covid-19 counts, according to the Financial Times. The FT is mapping the spread…

Coronavirus measures give Bangladeshi workers for global clothing chains a stark choice: disease or starvation

Muhammad Azizul Islam, University of Aberdeen Over the past three decades, global inequality has reached a critical level. The world’s 26 richest people own as much as poorest 50%. Multinational fashion companies have secured billions of dollars by moving production locations abroad and using supply chains in developing countries including Bangladesh, China, India, and Myanmar,…

Emerging from the pandemic, Vietnam must position itself for recovery

As it emerges from COVID-19, Vietnam’s domestic economy is set toreturn to growth, but not until the global economy bounces back. Read the article here: http://www.asiascot.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Emerging-from-the-pandemic-Vietnam-must-position-itself-for-recovery-vF.pdf

The COVID-19 crisis has revealed Taiwan’s resilience

Since Taiwan’s effective response to the outbreak of COVID-19, as the Institute covered in a vidcast with Steve Kuo, the global community has gained a greater appreciation of Taiwan’s resilience and capacity to address problems with unity of purpose. This article originally appeared in the Taipei Times. The authors are Ryan Haas, Chen Fu and Cecilia…

The Coronavirus Could Reshape Global Order

China Is Maneuvering for International Leadership as the United States Falters By Kurt M. Campbell and Rush Doshi This article was originally published in Foreign Affairs. With hundreds of millions of people now isolating themselves around the world, the novel coronavirus pandemic has become a truly global event. And while its geopolitical implications should be considered…

China’s Latest Coronavirus Outbreak Underscores Continued Threat

This article was originally published in Time and the author is Ken Moritsugu. (BEIJING) — China’s capital was bracing Monday for a resurgence of the coronavirus after more than 100 new cases were reported in recent days in a city that hadn’t seen a case of local transmission in more than a month. The United…