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New Zealand isn’t just flattening the curve – It’s squashing it

New Zealand isn’t just flattening the curve – It’s squashing it This article was originally published in the Washington Post on 7 April 20 and the author is Anna Fifield HAVELOCK NORTH, New Zealand — It has been less than two weeks since New Zealand imposed a coronavirus lockdown so strict that swimming at the…

Taiwan’s Response to COVID 19 – Vice President Chen talks to the BBC – 8 Apr 20

Transcript of Interview of Vice President Chen interviewed by BBC – 4 Apr 20   In a videoconference interview for the BBC “Newsday” program on the morning of April 8, Vice President Chen Chien-jen shared Taiwan’s experience fighting the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and answered questions about international cooperation to fight the pandemic. A transcript…

Oxford University COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trials

This article published by the Oxford University explains how COVID-19 vaccine programme opens for clinical trials University of Oxford researchers working in an unprecedented vaccine development effort to prevent COVID-19 have started screening healthy volunteers (aged 18-55) today for their upcoming ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine trial in the Thames Valley Region. The vaccine based on an…

Arts – Michael Goedhuis on the artist Qiu Deshu

The Asia Scotland Institute is delighted to offer this video from Michael Goedhuis on the artist Qiu Deshu. Michael, a previous speaker at the Institute, has over the last 20 years established himself as a pioneer in the field of modern and contemporary Chinese art. He now represents many of the most important artists in…

Heidi Kuhn, CEO & Founder of ‘Roots of Peace’ on her Roots of Peace Initiative

In recognition of International Landmine Awareness Day on 4 April we bring to you a video from Heidi Kuhn, CEO and Founder of ‘Roots of Peace’, an internationally acclaimed humanitarian organisation working in war-torn lands around the world removing landmines, restoring the land and rebuilding peaceful communities. Heidi Kuhn has agreed to speak to the…

McKinsey & Company publish ‘Beyond Coronavirus: The path to the next normal

“The coronavirus is not only a health crisis of immense proportion—it’s also an imminent restructuring of the global economic order. Here’s how leaders can begin navigating to what’s next.” For more details and access of the full article, please check the following link: https://www.mckinsey.com/~/media/McKinsey/Industries/Healthcare%20Systems%20and%20Services/Our%20Insights/Beyond%20coronavirus%20The%20path%20to%20the%20next%20normal/Beyond-coronavirus-The-path-to-the-next-normal.ashx. 

ASI Chief Executive Announcement Apr 20

CE & Founder of the ASI, Mr Roddy Gow OBE, explains to Members, Sponsors, Partners and Followers of the Institute how the Asia Scotland Institute is adapting to COVID 19 and its future direction in this video: