At the beginning of our discussion back in August 2019, the most important issues facing Asia were the ramping up of the US-China trade challenges, the North Korea-US nuclear deals, the Rohingya refugee crisis, and the many challenges ahead with the crisis in climate change. Today in 2020, a lot of these issues have shifted due to the influence of the global COVID-19 pandemic that has shut down countries, economies, businesses, and impacted tens of millions of lives and livelihoods. In this episode, which is part 1 of our conversation, we discuss how Asia will lead in the middle of global competition, the impact of COVID-19 on the future of trade and the efficacy of some of the big trading partnerships in place, politics of vaccine adoption and distribution, and the climate challenges in Asia.
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