Around the World: The Geopolitics of COVID-19, Examining the India–China Border Clash, and More
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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Each week, we'll share a variety of videos, articles, webcasts, and more from around the web — all curated by Asia Society Texas Center staff to reflect the broad interests and goals of our mission. In this digest, explore Business and Policy topics through a selection of videos, podcasts, and articles.
Video: Rules of the Road: China's Talent Program and U.S. Research Discrimination
ASIA SOCIETY HONG KONG, July 20, 2020 — In 2008, China's Communist Party created the Thousand Talents Program (TTP) to counteract the brain drain trend that had seen many of the country's best and brightest minds emigrate and settle overseas. The stated goal of the TTP was to build an "innovative society." However, in the past few years, the United States government has becoming increasingly alarmed by and hostile towards the TTP, particularly in the technology development domain. Cases of Chinese discrimination in universities and within corporations are increasingly institutionalized. Hurdles to cooperation are becoming more commonplace. As neither the U.S. nor China would benefit from a permanent technological decoupling, what steps should China take to make their national talent programs more open? Likewise, how can America make its investigation into these alleged cases more transparent? A panel discusses.
Video: A New Cold War? China, America, and the Geopolitics of COVID-19
ASIA SOCIETY AUSTRALIA, July 16, 2020 — The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed U.S.–China relations to their lowest point in decades. What is driving these developments, and do they signal the dawn of a new Cold War? Presented in partnership with the United States Studies Centre, Dr. Lavina Lee of Macquarie University hosts a discussion among Ashley Townshend, Director of Foreign Policy and Defence with the United States Studies Centre; Dr. Lynn Kuok, Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia–Pacific Security, International Institute for Strategic Studies; and Richard Maude, Executive Director of Policy with the Asia Society Australia and Senior Fellow of Asia Society Policy Institute.
Video: Crossing the Precipice: The India–China Border Clash
ASIA SOCIETY POLICY INSTITUTE, July 7, 2020 — A panel of experts discusses the implications of June's deadly border clash between India and China. Participants include Tanvi Madan, senior fellow of The India Project at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.; Ambassador Nirupama Rao, a retired Indian diplomat; and M. Taylor Fravel, Arthur and Ruth Sloan professor of political science and director of the Security Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The conversation was moderated by Suhasini Haidar, diplomatic editor of The Hindu.
Article: If You Are Infected: Demystifying COVID-19 Care
July 2, 2020 — In triaging coronavirus in India, "the best strategy will be to mount a hyper-local response that is backed by science," writes Asia 21 Young Leader Dr. Satchit Balsari. There is a finite number of permutations that can occur when someone is exposed to COVID-19. The article walks through these possibilities, and the possible care pathways each situation warrants.
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