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Why Hong Kong’s “zero-covid” strategy could backfire

The Economist – 6 October 2021 The people of Hong Kong can enjoy freedom within their own borders however are subject to strict immigration and quarantine rules out-with as a result of a no-toleration approach to the pandemic. The Economist explains why Hong Kong’s ‘zero-Covid’ strategy has resulted in a population with high vaccine-hesitancy and…

Coronavirus: Southeast Asian countries choose to reopen, balancing virus with economy

Bloomberg, South China Morning Post – 13 September 2021 Despite experiencing one of the worst waves of infections, countries in Southeast Asia are slowly concluding that their un-sustainable ‘zero-Covid’ policies are crippling the domestic economy. Replicating Singapore’s strategy, they are choosing to open up their economies. Read the full article here.

International schools in Asia that are inspiring tomorrow’s changemakers

Study International – 22 April 2021 There is an increasing demand for international schools across the world due to expatriate families seeking the best and most diverse education for their children. This article on Study International presents three international schools in Asia that are setting their students up for success through multinational environments, versatile curriculums…

4 Expats Who Started Successful Businesses During COVID

Shada Vijitkasemkij, Tatler Thailand- 26 January 2021 Embarking on a new business venture during a global pandemic may seem like self-jeopardy to those without the entrepreneurial mindset, however four expats in Thailand have done just that. They tell Tatler Thailand why ‘fortune favours the brave’. Read the full article here.

Thailand 2020 investment applications at over 480 billion baht led by E&E and food – BOI

Bangkok Post – 10 February 2021 Although Covid-19 has been detrimental for their economy which relies heavily on tourism, Thailand’s agriculture and food, electric and electronics and medical sectors seen a surge in investment applications in 2020. This article in Bangkok Post explains how this was helped by the Thailand Board of Investment’s investment promotion…

Thailand legalises early abortions; pro-choice groups want more

Zsombor Peter, Aljazeera – 9 February 2021 Until now in Thailand, women were only permitted to have an abortion if the pregnancy was a result of rape or posed serious mental or physical risk to either the mother or the baby. This law makes Thailand one of the most progressive states in the region considering…

Thailand’s monarchy must learn to coexist with democracy

Panarat Anamwathana, Nikkei Asia – 3 February 2021 In this article on Nikkei Asia, Anamwathana presents an analogy of a historical battle to explain the dispute between Thailand’s Monarchy and its citizens over who built the nation, however the author states that both can share a role in this and the monarchy should coexist with…

Thai protesters angry at royal insults law and want monarchy reform

BusinessDay – 10 February 2021 Protests in Thailand originally planned for showing solidarity with the pro-democracy movement in Myanmar turned into a show of opposition against the country’s lese-majesty law as protestors called for a reform of the monarchy. This article in BusinessDay describes the scenes in Bangkok as the youth-led protests were met with…