- Daily Brief
- May 22, 2022
The Chinese government’s decision to insist on a zero-tolerance approach toward COVID-19 may come at a great cost to the country’s economy.
South Korea’s ongoing struggle with gender inequality has ramifications for its economy and society. The country’s new president, Yoon Suk-yeol, may end up exacerbating this problem by denying its existence.
An initial (but since reversed) ban on exports of Russian sugar and grain to the EAEU sparked negative sentiment in Central Asia that is unlikely to disappear in the near term.
As one of the world’s largest CO2-emitters, South Korea has pledged to go carbon neutral. However, decarbonization will be an uphill battle that will require more than what the government has planned.
Chinese investors cut a secret deal with Congolese officials increasing their profit share of mining revenues while falling behind on promised infrastructure agreements.
Successive attempts by South Korea’s government to rein in the country’s economic titans have been inadequate. As a result, the chaebols have only grown more powerful since the inception of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Recent incidents involving migrant workers and Singaporean law enforcement call into question Singapore’s treatment of foreign workers in the construction sector.
China is trying to undo its world’s largest polluter status, but there are obstacles to meeting this goal.
The crackdown on shell companies is expected to bring much-needed transparency to US financial activity.
Beijing’s influence over the former Soviet states has grown in parallel with its economic investment.
Beijing has launched a major trial of its state-run digital currency as it moves to lead in fintech.
The rapid spread of COVID-19 threatens to disrupt China’s economic growth and global supply chains.