Borders, Logistics and Unequal Lives: Webinar Summary

Webinar Summary by Lungani Hlongwa. Abstract: With the COVID-19 outbreak, people around the world were told to self-isolate, practise social distancing, and in some extreme cases, entire cities and countries were put under lockdown. It is fair to say that this pandemic brought much of the world to a near […]

Beijing-Manila Relations and the State of Philippine Democracy Under Rodrigo Duterte

Article by Fernan Talamayan. Abstract: The 2018 Memorandum of Understanding between the Philippines and China on cooperation on the Belt and Road Initiative ascertained a stronger infrastructure collaboration and interconnectivity in the transportation, telecommunication, and energy sectors. As I explained in an earlier publication, President Rodrigo Duterte welcomed Chinese aid […]

State Regulation, Pandemic, and Africans in South China

Article by LI Qi. Abstract During the Covid-19 pandemic, African nationals were maltreated in Guangdong Province, China. African students and businesspeople were forced to undergo additional quarantine and nucleic acid tests. Meanwhile, they were unwelcomed on the street, at their places of work and even their accommodations. In contrast to […]

Decolonizing the Museum Space in India: The Pandemic Influence

Article by Dr Pallavi Narayan. Abstract: Large state museums thrive on global exchange and international movement, and rapidly opened their doors to virtual tourism soon after the COVID-19 pandemic struck. They already have a strong online presence with technical teams ready to adapt to online modes of viewing and visiting. […]