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Edition 10, 2022
Islam and inter/intra-religious relations in Asia
INTRODUCTION: (Post-) COVID social and environmental challenges in Asia
The post COVID challenges for Asian governments and societies are enormous and some of the most significant are related to China.
COVID-19 and the rise of the surveillance state in China
There are significant concerns in relation to the unconstrained use of mass surveillance during the pandemic resulting in violations of privacy and individual liberty.
Fortress North Korea and the battle against COVID-19
The full extent of the impact COVID-19 and related public health measures are having on local populations in the DPRK remains opaque.
Growing green? South Korea’s approach to the COVID-19 economic recovery
Korea’s pioneering of 'green growth' makes it a leader in reconciling the ever-conflicting goals of economic growth and environmental sustainability.
The socio-environmental challenges for China’s palm oil business in Indonesia
Indonesia’s palm oil production is highly contentious, especially in the context of Chinese companies operating in Indonesia.
COVID-19 mental health challenges and responses in Hong Kong
Mental health problems caused by COVID-19 public health measures have largely been overlooked by the Hong Kong Administration.
‘Happy Together: Bridging the Australia-China Divide’ by David Walker and Li Yao, with Karen Walker
A kind of dual biography about these two creative writers and the societies from which they emerged.
Edition 11, September 2022
(Post-)COVID social and environmental challenges in Asia
Can China still reach its carbon emission reduction goals (post-)COVID?
As the world’s largest carbon emitter and its second-largest economy, China's actions will profoundly affect climate change.
INTERVIEW: From a public health crisis to a ‘police state’: China during and beyond COVID-19
The communist government is taking full advantage of the pandemic to further increase its power.
Pandemic racism and sexism in Australia: responses from Asian migrant women
Studies that address the intersection of pandemic-related racism and sexism are lacking and the experiences of Asian women have been neglected.
International students and the Chinese public service: A more inward-looking post-COVID China?
Australia assumes that Chinese students educated in Australia will be a 'soft power' asset. But what if Australia-educated students aren't getting the influential jobs?
Dire straits: Chinese students in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic
Universities need to take immediate steps to disseminate ideas and values that transcend national borders and national interests.
Reimagining human mobility in Asia Pacific after COVID-19: the challenge of expanding human rights-based entry and stay pathways
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many States put in place innovative measures to ensure migrants could stay. These measures should be extended past the pandemic.
How Indian students told to ‘go home’ by Australia at the start of the pandemic used WhatsApp for
National border closures and the pandemic. How Indian students 'stranded' in India coped with their plight.
Chinese social workers during the pandemic: Stuck between the government and the people
China's continued 'zero-COVID' policy is placing a great deal of pressure on grassroots personnel tasked with carrying out the policy.
WEBINAR: (Post-)pandemic challenges in Asia
Discussion from an expert panel on key aspects of the pandemic’s effect on politics, society and the environment in Asia and Australia.