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Covid-19

Vietnam

Resolute and Resourceful: Vietnam’s Road to Post-Pandemic Recovery

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Vietnam has weathered the pandemic storm through strong yet flexible state leadership, rapid and nimble response, and innovative use of technology

Bangladesh

Mental Health Challenges for Bangladesh Migrant Workers during the Pandemic

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

The outbreak has caused many difficulties for migrant workers, including insufficient healthcare rights and benefits, family insolvency, and the fear of deportation.

Global

Roaming in the Wild: Lessons from a Journey in the Post-Covid World

Friday, July 15, 2022

What it was like to go from a place with among the most stringent social-distancing regimes in the world to countries where people have put the pandemic behind them.

Hong Kong

Beyond Hong Kong’s Covid-19 Fifth Wave: Coping with the Coronavirus

Friday, July 15, 2022

Recommendations for Hong Kong to move towards hybrid immunity and return to normalcy.

Japan

Covid-19 and Japan’s Evolving Work Culture

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Could the pandemic change Japan’s work culture for the better?

ASEAN

Covid-19 and Digitalization in Southeast Asia: A Crisis Within a Crisis

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Leaders have focused on short-term needs and benefits without addressing long-term implications.

China

Is Tax Policy Delivering Enough Support to the Chinese Economy?

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Will broad business liquidity support and efforts to bolster the labor market turn out to be necessary?

China

China’s Omicron Conundrum: Stress Test for the Zero-Covid Strategy

Thursday, March 24, 2022

China faces difficult weeks and months in its struggle to get to the point where it can contemplate treating the coronavirus as endemic.

Hong Kong

Riding Out Hong Kong’s Omicron Storm: The Consequences of Inaction

Thursday, March 17, 2022

What can Hong Kong do to manage through the crisis, reopen and cope with possible future waves of the coronavirus?

China

Supply-Chain Stress: The Pursuit of Resilience

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Supply-chain strains must be addressed with urgent action, but this will require the collaboration of various parties whose values may not align.

Hong Kong

The Road to Reopening Hong Kong

Thursday, January 6, 2022

The government should introduce a vaccine pass by March 2022. Here is why.

China

The International Pandemic Preparedness Treaty and an Emerging Digital Divide

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Pandemic preparedness should include a range of digital health capabilities with a view to minimizing the digital divide.

China

Why I Left Hong Kong: The Hidden Crisis of Covid-19

Thursday, November 25, 2021

A personal reflection on leaving Hong Kong due to its public-health policies and the pressures they imposed.

Global

Climate Change, the Energy Crisis and Covid-19: A Post-Bretton Woods Solution for the Main Street Economy

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

A dual currency system would allow governments to control the sudden surge of excess funds flowing from the financial economy into the real economy.

A Roadmap to Build Back Right: The Sharing City

Thursday, August 26, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has re-energized moves to achieve a sharing economy.

Global

Designing Mental Health into Cities Will be Essential Post Covid-19

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Post-Covid-19 resilient cities will be those that take advantage of the built environment to prevent mental ill health.

Bangladesh

The Most Vulnerable: The Pandemic’s Impact on Bangladesh’s Garment Workers

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Workers are left at the mercy of employers, who laid off an estimated 10 percent of the workforce.

Global

Can Covid-19 Reverse Myanmar’s Destructive Path?

Thursday, August 5, 2021

The coronavirus vaccine could be a lever to change the junta’s behavior – and save lives.