06 Jan 2023

China to open border with Hong Kong after three years of tight control

On Thursday it was announced that the Chinese government will reopen its border with Hong Kong on January 8, 2023. The border has been largely shut for the past three years in an effort to stop the spread of Covid-19. Up to 60,000 Hong Kong residents will be allowed to

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04 Jan 2023

EU Set to Impose Coordinated Controls on Travelers From China

The European Union member states have begun planning for the implementation of coordinated controls on passengers arriving from China. This could include mandatory pre-travel testing to avoid consequences of China’s sudden reversal of its zero-Covid policy. The decision will likely be finalized on Wednesday and would follow in the path

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12 Dec 2022

China’s Looming ‘Tsunami’ of Covid Cases Will Test its Hospitals

China has announced that it is abandoning its “zero Covid” policy of lockdowns and quarantines. This decision has raised concerns about the potential strain that a surge of cases could put on the country’s overstretched healthcare system, particularly in the lead up to the Lunar New Year holiday. A top

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09 Dec 2022

OODA Network Member Brian Jenkins on Renewed Bioterror Concerns, but ‘No Mortal Blow’

In this Q&A, OODA Network Member Brian Jenkins talks about the future of bioterrorism threats, what effect the war in Ukraine has had on the COVID-19 response, whether partisanship delivered a “mortal blow” to America and whether there’s cause for optimism in the face of the uncertainty brought on by multiple global, simultaneous crises.

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07 Dec 2022

‘Normality Will Not Return’: OODA Network Member Brian Jenkins on Plagues and Their Aftermath

More than two-and-a-half years after COVID-19 first appeared, the world seems to have unofficially declared the pandemic over and done In his new book, Plagues and Their Aftermath: How Societies Recover from Pandemics, terrorism expert and senior adviser to the president of the RAND Corporation Brian Michael Jenkins takes a look at past plagues—like the Black Death, which killed half the population of Europe, and the 1918 pandemic, which killed between 50 and 100 million people—to try to understand the future. In this adaptation from his book, Jenkins discusses how post-pandemic life will be marked by more than just long-lasting health concerns.

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06 Dec 2022

Prolific Chinese Hackers Stole US COVID funds

According to the Secret Service, a prolific Chinese state-sponsored APT group known as APT41 has stolen at least $20 million from US Covid-19 relief funds. The campaign appears to the be the first of its kind and the group targeted Small Business Administration loans and unemployment insurance funds. The Secret

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28 Nov 2022

China COVID cases hit fresh record high after weekend of protests

China has posted a record-high number of Covid-19 infections on Monday after a weekend of protests over the coronavirus restrictions. Demonstrators and police clashed on Sunday in Shanghai, and police took a busload of protesters away from the scene. Stocks and oil prices slid on Monday as well in China,

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29 Jul 2022

Spain inflation highest since 1984; new record for eurozone area

Consumer prices in Spain have risen at the fastest rate since September of 1984. Inflation in the countries using the euro currency has reached a new record. Prices increased 10.8% this month in Spain after increased 10.2% in June. Spain is battling the inflation that has occurred in many countries

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29 Jul 2022

China signals it could miss economic growth target

China may miss its annual economic growth target due to Covid restrictions weigh on the country’s economy. The ruling Communist Party’s top policy making body, the Politburo, announced on Thursday that it aims to keep economic growth in a reasonable range, however, did not mention the official growth target of

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07 Jun 2022

Using Tech to Build Supply Chain Resilience in a Changing World

Proper supply chain management is critical to smooth business operation, agility and profitability. Beyond coordination, resilience is a key quality required for supply chain management. Covid-19 related supply chain disruptions have affected most industries. Vast numbers of companies across the globe experienced troubles during Covid-19, impacting shipment timing, costs, efficiency

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