Friday, October 23, 2020

Covid-19 Update

ASEAN weathering the COVID-19 typhoon

Author: Sandra Seno-Alday, Sydney University The roughly 20 typhoons that hit Southeast Asia each year pale in comparison to the impact on the region of...

Covid-19 Could Push Half A Billion People Into Poverty

According to one estimate, 420-580 million people worldwide could be pushed into poverty, with as much as 240 million of them living in the East Asia and Pacific region.

Covid-19 and the Thailand Tourism Sector

Thailand has recorded 58 deaths so far and 3,129 confirmed cases and has been gradually easing restrictions in an effort to revive its economy after appearing to contain the virus.

Securing supply chains and global production after COVID-19

Author: Editorial Board, ANU The lockdowns that started in China’s Hubei province on 23 January were a major disruption to the international supply of manufactured...

COVID-19 doesn’t spell the end of supply chains

Author: Ken Heydon, LSE Well before the COVID-19 pandemic, global value chains (GVCs) were losing their impetus as drivers of world growth. Between 2012 and...

A COVID-19 debt shock in Asia?

Author: Paola Subacchi, Queen Mary University of London and University of Bologna Even before the outbreak of COVID-19, the level of global debt was high...

Editor's PIck

China Is Facing Likely Corn Shortage After Summer of Natural Disasters

Corn, one of the main grains in mainland China, is currently entering the harvest season. But due to the impact...

China’s new Foreign Investment Law sticks to the script

Author: Atharva Deshmukh, LSE and Pranav Bafna, ILS Law College Pune The old Chinese saying to cross the river by feeling the...

China’s US dollar debt market showing cracks from US sanction…

As US-China tensions show no sign of abating, the threat of new Washington-imposed tariffs and sanctions on Chinese firms are starting...

WeChat ban a catch-22 for Chinese Australians

Author: Haiqing Yu, RMIT University Chinese social media network WeChat is facing global scrutiny and possible bans due to its handling of...