Category: Asia

How the coronavirus is shaking up Asia’s political order

The Washington Post How the coronavirus is shaking up Asia’s political order By William Pesek  Tokyo-based commentator March 3, 2020 If there’s a world leader having a worse year than Moon Jae-in, South Korea’s president would sure love to meet them. Even before the coronavirus arrived on Korean shores, Moon’s 33-month-old administration faced swelling protests over
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Duterte Goes The Full Marcos

Feb 15, 2019, Forbes William Pesek If the Academy Awards gave out statuettes for best acting by a presidential spokesperson, Salvador Panelo of the Philippines would win easily. Sorry, Sarah Huckabee Sanders of White House infamy. But Rodrigo Duterte’s spinmeister just rebooted the genre with his dramatic defense of Manila arresting award-winning journalist Maria Ressa. “This
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