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Asian Survey (2021) 61 (1): 123–129.
Published: 01 February 2021
...John D. Ciorciari In 2020, Cambodia experienced its sharpest economic contraction in more than a quarter-century as COVID-19 crippled its tourism industry, hampered foreign investment, and reduced demand for exports from its crucial garment and textile sectors. Wary of simmering popular unrest, the...
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Asian Survey (2021) 61 (1): 106–114.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Michael Buehler The coronavirus dominated Indonesian politics in 2020. Rather than propelling Indonesia in new directions, however, the pandemic amplified existing political and societal dynamics. © 2021 by The Regents of the University of California 2021 coronavirus COVID-19 omnibus bill...
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Asian Survey (2021) 61 (1): 144–148.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Holly High In 2020, Laos successfully contained the spread of COVID-19, with very few cases and no deaths. The key elements of the COVID-19 response reflect not only public health advice but also the core values of the political culture promoted by the ruling Lao People’s Revolutionary Party. These...
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Asian Survey (2021) 61 (1): 115–122.
Published: 01 February 2021
... politics would increase respect for the institution. But there were concerns that violence between students and royalists or security forces might ensue. © 2021 by The Regents of the University of California 2021 monarchy constitutional reform COVID-19 student demonstrations economy JAMES...
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Asian Survey (2021) 61 (1): 155–159.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Geoffrey C. Gunn The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Timor-Leste in 2020 was great, and the ripple effects may be felt for years. Paradoxically, it was not that the population was directly impacted—indeed, the small half-island nation stands out with only a score or so of cases, and no deaths...
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Asian Survey (2021) 61 (1): 130–137.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Julio C. Teehankee The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic initially threatened the populist legacy of Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte. Despite implementing one of the longest and strictest lockdowns globally, the country is still struggling to control the virus. While Duterte appears...
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Asian Survey (2021) 61 (1): 160–165.
Published: 01 February 2021
...James Chin Ultimately, 2020 turned out to be an ordinary year for Papua New Guinea. Other than the COVID-19 crisis, much remained the same in the country. Any expectations that the new prime minister, James Marape, would change its direction fell apart quickly when it was clear that “business as...
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Asian Survey (2021) 61 (1): 211–216.
Published: 01 February 2021
... economic crisis and control the pandemic will be key to their complete blunting of any opposition forces. © 2021 by The Regents of the University of California 2021 COVID-19 parliamentary elections Rajapaksa militarization 20th Amendment NIRA WICKRAMASINGHE Sri Lanka in 2020 Return to...
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Asian Survey (2021) 61 (1): 21–33.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Min Ye The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on China, causing tremendous losses. It also accelerated the trend of power concentration, both within the state and inside the Communist Party. With tensions between the US and China mounting in more areas, bilateral relations dropped to the lowest point...
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Asian Survey (2021) 61 (1): 202–206.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Kristine Eck Internal party rifts in the Nepali government preoccupied leaders, who squandered opportunities to prepare a coherent response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic resulted in a four-month lockdown, with widespread economic and social consequences. The government’s response to...
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Asian Survey (2021) 61 (1): 43–48.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Morris Rossabi Mongolia in 2020 recorded no COVID-19 deaths, despite its proximity to China, the original hotbed of the outbreak. Yet GDP and exports decreased and unemployment, poverty, crime, and domestic abuse rose, in large part due to the disease. Facing desertification, climate change...
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Asian Survey (2021) 61 (1): 83–89.
Published: 01 February 2021
... triangle. Internally, the results of the 2020 general election strengthened the DPP’s political dominance. Likewise, the successful fight against COVID-19 buttressed the government’s popular support. Still, there are old and new socio-economic issues that will continue to challenge the governing capability...
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Asian Survey (2021) 61 (1): 90–98.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Paul Schuler While Vietnam suffered economically due to COVID-19, the ruling Vietnam Communist Party burnished its image through its successful management of the crisis. This review examines the roots of the party’s success and discusses why the party has nonetheless continued to stifle dissent. It...
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Asian Survey (2021) 61 (1): 49–64.
Published: 01 February 2021
...-amended, US-drafted 1947 constitution. By spring, however, it was clear that COVID-19 had other plans. Despite public health outcomes better than in any other G7 member, daily life was severely disrupted, and the domestic political and economic fallout for Japan was significant. By late summer...