Human Rights Talks

The Coronavirus Diaries: journalist Nick Aspinwall on the response in Taiwan and The Phillipines

April 21, 2020
Nick Aspinwall speaks about Taiwan's response to COVID19, which has been praised around the world, how the country is positioning itself on the world stage, how its relationship with China will evolve. We also discuss The Philippine's disastrous response to the virus, why urban poor populations are particularly at risk, and how President Duterte continues to crack down on critics amid the pandemic. Nick Aspinwall is a journalist based in Taipei. He is an editor at Ketagalan Media, a Taiwan-focused online media outlet. He reports on migration, the environment, labor rights, and the human consequences of cross-strait politics. He has written for The Diplomat, Foreign Policy, South China Morning Post, and AL Jazeera.