Regional wrap

The past fortnight drove home the rather surreal realisation that we’re living in unprecedented times. Never before, at least in the living memory of today’s… Read More

Pandemics and preparation the North Korean way

North Korea was notably among the first countries to announce a closure of its border due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in neighboring China. Read More

How vulnerable is Xi Jinping over coronavirus? In today’s China, there are few to hold him to account

Brand “People’s Republic of China” is wobbling, as if the massive picture of Mao Zedong in Tiananmen Square was swaying with an earthquake tremor. But… Read More

Managing Asia’s coronavirus response

The novel coronavirus (COVID19) has so far been reported in 24 countries and territories outside mainland China, where the outbreak was first reported… Read More

The coronavirus and trust in the process of international cooperation: A system under pressure

On December 31, 2019 the World Health Organization (WHO) received the first report of a suspected novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the city of Wuhan, China: forty-four… Read More

Risk management analysis for novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China

Recently, a novel coronavirus pneumonia (2019–nCoV) outbreak occurred in Wuhan, China, rapidly spreading first to the whole country, and then globally, causing widespread concern. On… Read More

Japanese trade and investment policies amid the US-China trade friction

During the G20 Osaka summit, world leaders successfully produced a number of substantial outcomes on trade issues due to strong initiatives by the Japanese government. Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin

Tropical Cyclone Tino storms through the region Tropical Cyclone Tino has made its way through the region. Severe weather conditions have affected communities in Tuvalu,… Read More

Pragmatism, politics and the rise of China

It was a lively evening recently at Hurricane’s, the new Australian ribs joint in Beijing, with pin-up snowboarder Scotty James charming a large crowd of… Read More

Regional wrap

The last month of this year, and this decade, has so far been a troubling one. From extensive bush-fires and thick smoke choking large… Read More

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