CORONAVIRUS CHRONICLES: ‘HOW WE HAD A GOOD INTERNATIONAL-RELATIONS CLASS ANYHOW’

ZHI JIAO DANIELLE GOH WRITES — As news of different countries locking down and closing their borders increases, the online world, however, has been more connected than ever. In particular, higher-education institutions around the world are aiming to short-circuit the developing pandemic by transforming their classroom pedagogy into smart, virtual,…

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CORONAVIRUS CHRONICLES: ASIA MEDIA STAFFERS SHARING THEIR EXPERIENCES UNDER THE CORONAVIRUS CLOUD

SARAH SHARPE WRITES – The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed this country into the most chaotic I have ever seen! I have never been more scared and confused, simultaneously. The shutdown of LMU, along with many other college campuses, has dramatically shifted the lives of students and faculty. Places of work…

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VIETNAM: FINDING SLIVERS OF PINK-BREAD SILVER LINING IN THE CORONAVIRUS DARKNESS

CHARLOTTE TRUONG WRITES – China is Vietnam’s largest market for agricultural and aquatic products, accounting for about 27% of total agricultural and fishery exports each year. According to the United Nations Comtrade database on international trade, during 2017 Vietnam exported US$35.39 billion from China. But now, due to the outbreak…

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CORONAVIRUS CHRONICLES: A COLLEGE SENIOR PONDERS OUR MORAL RESPONSIBILITIES IN THIS CRUEL CRISIS

SENAY EMMANUEL WRITES — I am a fourth-year undergraduate student at a well-known university in Los Angeles, California. I am set to graduate in a few months and move to Washington D.C. to work at a non-profit. Life was all planned and prepared, and as commencement neared, I gradually filled…

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WUHAN: THE HEROIC MEDICAL WORKERS OF A BESIEGED BUT NOW HAPPILY EMPTY HOSPITAL

EXCERPTED FROM THE ‘BUSINESS INSIDER’ — Medical workers in Wuhan, China, removed their masks after the city closed the last temporary hospital, which was panic-built to accommodate the overflow patients from the coronavirus outbreak. The viral video, which has been viewed more than three million times, showed a number of workers…

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FROM ASIA: A MASK PARADE

ASIAMEDIA WRITES — Whatever the actual degree of utility of the medical mask, there is no doubt in Asia of their current ubiquity. These sample shots below, in order, come from the world-famous Shanghai Ballet; a recent wedding in Seoul, South Korea; yet another anti-government protest in Hong Kong; and…

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WUHAN SYNDROME: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE CORONAVIRUS DOCTOR WHO WOULD NOT BE SILENCED

Asia Media International Editor’s Note: The following Blog from inside mainland China appears courtesy of chublicopinion.com; it is currently the best insider narrative of what really happened in Wuhan that we have seen as of Tuesday 4 February 2020. For most Chinese people watching the unfolding of Wuhan’s coronavirus emergency, the…

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