A new outbreak in the Beijing area is the latest blow to China’s ‘dynamic zero-COVID’ strategy, as economic costs from lockdowns and mass testing continue to mount.
Sri Lanka isn’t the only developing economy under severe duress in the post-COVID global landscape.
There’s no end in sight to restrictions in Shanghai and Beijing as economic indicators continue to slide across-the-board.
Washington and Beijing are actively competing to bolster soft power via vaccine deliveries to Southeast Asia. Yet countries like Vietnam are still lacking jabs.
Wednesday numbers reveal how the outbreak is spreading to more populated provinces.
Vaccine hesitancy is a complex and worrying phenomenon, and in Eastern Europe and elsewhere it could well stem from long-running political issues.
Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Malaysia’s fourth prime minister since 2018, must fix the COVID-hit economy and heal political divisions if he is to avoid the fate of predecessors Mahathir and Muhyiddin.
New dreams of an EU army, a humanitarian disaster brews in Ethiopia, and the contest to replace Suga Yoshihide heats up in Japan.
Two new variants have been identified, one of which has been dubbed a variant of interest by WHO. But can they put a dent in Delta’s global dominance?
COVID-19 is spreading like wildfire in Thailand, and the political and economic consequences are beginning to mount.