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China After Zero-COVID
An end to nearly three years of severe movement restrictions in China will bring an uptick in cases and deaths, creating political challenges for the government. But, writes Qian Liu, doing so is essential to restore the economic growth that underpins the Communist Party's legitimacy.
Perspectives: Re-writing multilateralism post-COVID
A new ‘smaller’ multilateralism could emerge from this crisis, says senior diplomatic editor with The Times of India, Indrani Bagchi.
Cambodia and COVID-19: last to lock down, first to open up
Cambodia assumes the chair of ASEAN for 2022. Its relative success in fighting COVID-19 might inject a dose of optimism into Southeast Asia's efforts to emerge from the pandemic, writes Bradley J. Murg.
Malaysia’s #Kitajagakita invigorates political activism and tackles apathy
A new political movement driven by the grassroots is gaining momentum in Malaysia. Centred on the hashtag #kitajakakita, it embodies ordinary citizens’ responses to crises without political interference and red tape, writes Clarissa Ai Ling Lee.
COVID-19 outbreaks: the challenge facing the fight against poverty
The COVID-19 pandemic has had manifold impacts on the poor in ASEAN member states. Upping vaccination rates will go a long way, writes Phi Minh Hong.