TOM PLATE WRITES – Adept moral leadership at the top, whether in Washington or Hong Kong, is central to any serious public-health strategy. ‘Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; mere anarchy is loosed on the world,’ famously wrote the poet William Butler Yeats in 1919. One hundred years later, here…Full Article TRUMP AND THE CORONA CRISIS: SCIENCE VERSUS UNREASON?
NICHOLAS WILCOX WRITES – As countries around the globe focus on combating the coronavirus by slowing their economies to a near-halt and hunkering down indefinitely, China keeps on grinding. In a move that experts in Beijing-Taipei relations are calling “unprecedented,” China carried out a nighttime military air exercise in close…Full Article TAIWAN: EASIER TO FEND OFF CORONAVIRUS THAN THE CHINESE AIR FORCE?
CAMILLE BRYAN WRITES — It is the most basic of diplomatic issues between the People’s Republic of China and the United States: Misconceptions and fears over each country’s motives, especially in a time of global crisis, bring nerves over the pandemic to a dangerous level. Many people in the United…Full Article CORONAVIRUS CHRONICLES: WHY THE ‘CHINA SOLUTION’ IS NO LONG-TERM ANSWER FOR AMERICA
SARAH SHARPE WRITES — Will the Asian tourism business ever fully recover from the coronavirus? A recent article in The Guardian, the brilliant London-based dally newspaper, details the effects that the COVID-19 outbreak has had on popular tourism sites, with pictures of popular Asian before and after sites: before the…Full Article ASIAN TOURISM: THE SHOCK OF PREJUDICE – THE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES
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…Full Article WUHAN: THE HEROIC MEDICAL WORKERS OF A BESIEGED BUT NOW HAPPILY EMPTY HOSPITAL
TOM PLATE WRITES – How bad will the global-corona epidemic get? ‘Only the future will tell.’ The problem with that lame cliché is that the future is not only with us now but – to scramble the possibilities – the future actually influences the past. Astrophysicist-author John Gribbin, whose challenging new book ‘Six…Full Article PANDEMIC CORONA: FUTURE ENEMIES AND FUTURE SHOCKS, IN QUANTUM VISION
ERIC ANDERSON WRITES-The Olympic Council of Asia has a mission: to promote cultural awareness, equality, respect, and clean and fair play through the latest sports and trends. The Council controls all sports in Asia and is one of five continental associations recognized by the International Olympic Committee, headquartered in Kuwait. …Full Article CHINA: FUN IN THE SUN AT SANYA 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES
NICK WILCOX WRITES – After a tense, nearly two- week wait to obtain a U.S. visa, Zhang Weili has been cleared to enter the country on February 25- 11 days before her highly anticipated matchup against Joanna Jedrzejczyk, in UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) 248. Zhang, who had to move her…Full Article CHINA: UFC STAR ZHANG WEILI BEATS CORONAVIRUS PARANOIA, WINS VISA, FACES TOUGH POLE
CHINACOURTESY, WALL STEET JOURNAL — China revoked the press credentials of three Wall Street Journal reporters based in Beijing, the first time the Chinese government has expelled multiple journalists simultaneously from one international news organization since the country began re-engaging with the world in the post-Mao era. China’s Foreign Ministry…Full Article CHINA: BEIJING MOVES TO WALL OFF THE WALL STREET JOURNAL THREE
EMILY CAPOUYA WRITES — According to a United Nations confidential report, North Korea has violated resolutions made with the United Nations Security Council by continuing to enhance its ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons program. Recently, a summary of the report was submitted to the UN Security Council. Six sections of…Full Article NORTH KOREA: FOOLING AROUND WITH THOSE UN SANCTIONS
SARAH SHARPE WRITES — The coronavirus, recently named COVID-19 by the World Health Organization, has completely dominated international media outlets and caused hysteria and travel paranoia. The fast-spreading virus has been documented in countries beyond China such as Japan, Germany, and the U.S. With (at this writing) more than 1,000 reported…Full Article CORONAVIRUS CHINA: THE GREATEST CHALLENGE CHAIRMAN XI HAS FACED
RASHID AL-ARMELI WRITES—Wuhan, the capital of the province of Hubei in China, has definitely attracted close attention worldwide for a reason other than the level of its industrial development, its historical significance, or cultural appeal. The new coronavirus, which is thought to be initially transmitted from wild animals sold at…Full Article CHINA: THE GREAT ESCAPE – WUHAN TO TOKYO
DIANA CASTILLO WRITES – The solution to the tense state of US-China relations is simple. So why do both countries make it so hard? So suggested Daniel Russel, former top advisor on Asia to President Obama and veteran American diplomat, on visiting LMU at the invitation and organization of the…Full Article U.S. CHINA POLICY: THE ENLIGHTENED PERSPECTIVE OF AN ADMIRED CAREER DIPLOMAT
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…Full Article WUHAN SYNDROME: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE CORONAVIRUS DOCTOR WHO WOULD NOT BE SILENCED
Excerpted from The Guardian, the prestigious newspaper in London – Chinese people in western countries where there have been cases of the Wuhan coronavirus have said they have been the target of racist abuse as paranoia mounts over the outbreak. In Italy, the European country with the highest annual number…Full Article XENOPHOBIA EPIDEMIC: CHINESE BECOMING SYNONYMOUS WITH CORONAVIRUS?