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How the right policies can help economic recovery in Asia – Perspectives by Chang Yong Rhee

For the first time in living memory, Asia’s growth is expected to contract by 1.6 percent—a downgrade to the April projection of zero growth. While Asia’s economic growth in the first quarter of 2020 was better than...

Full text: Xi Jinping’s speech at Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday June 17, 2020 delivered a speech at the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19 via video conference. Speaking from Beijing Mr. Xi...

Africa – China summit on COVID-19 ends with two words – “cooperation” and “solidarity “

The Africa - China virtual summit on COVID-19 has ended with an emphasis on two words - "cooperation" and "solidarity ". The "spirit of cooperation and solidarity has made it possible for the...

Nigerian President calls for global support for Africa at China-Africa summit on COVID-19

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja urged the international community to support collaborations and initiatives aimed at sharing knowledge from research and science to fight the coronavirus pandemic. The President spoke at...

Read full remarks by African Union Chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa at China-Africa Summit on COVID-19

Your Excellency Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China,Your Excellency Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal,Your Excellency António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations,Your Excellency Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World...

President Xi of China never spoke on phone with Dr. Tedros, WHO rejects ‘false’ reports in German news magazine Der Spiegel

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday rejected reports in Der Spiegel, a German news magazine, that Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and President Xi Jinping of China spoke on the phone on January 21, 2020, and...

WHO shares timeline of COVID-19 response showing agency sounded the alarm early and often but Trump and the world ignored warnings

The Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday detailed the timeline of COVID-19 response showing the agency sounded the alarm early and often but world leaders, including President Donald...

Africa receives third consignment of COVID-19 medical supplies from Chinese billionaire Jack Ma

For the third time, Africa has received COVID-19 medical supplies from Chinese billionaire and founder of Alibaba, Jack Ma. The third consignment of medical supplies to Africa to beat COVID-19 from the Jack Ma...

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma sends third consignment of medical supplies to Africa containing 4.6 million masks and 500,000 swabs and test kits to beat...

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma has sent his third consignment of medical supplies to Africa to beat COVID-19. The consignment contains 4.6 million masks, 500,000 swabs and test kits, 300 ventilators, 200,000 PPEs, 200,000 face shields, 2000...

Coronavirus: Blunting the impact and hard choices – early lessons from China – Perspectives by Helge Berger, Kenneth Kang and Changyong Rhee

The impact of the coronavirus is having a profound and serious impact on the global economy and has sent policymakers looking for ways to respond. China’s experience so far shows that the right policies make a...

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Remittances to fall by $100 billion in 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic, drying up vital source of income for Africa

COVID-19 is crippling the economies of rich and poor countries alike. Yet for many low-income and fragile...

How the right policies can help economic recovery in Asia – Perspectives by Chang Yong Rhee

For the first time in living memory, Asia’s growth is expected to contract by 1.6 percent—a downgrade to the April projection...

Remittances to fall by $100 billion in 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic, drying up vital source of income for Africa

COVID-19 is crippling the economies of rich and poor countries alike. Yet for many low-income and fragile states, the economic shock will...

IMF forecasts economic tumult for South Africa with a contraction of 8 percent in 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday forecast an economic turbulence for South Africa in 2020 with growth shrinking by 8...

IMF forecasts economic turbulence for Angola in 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday forecast an economic turmoil for Angola in 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic.

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