Sawyer Pruett

As The Coronavirus Stagnates The World, South Korea Plunges Forward With Elections

South Korea, ditching international norms during the COVID-19 pandemic, has held legislative elections to seat their 300 member National Assembly. Extensive safety measures were put in place to combat the spread of the virus, and have been internationally hailed as a mold for running elections during a viral crisis (McCurry, 2020). Although the main focus …

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Discontent Spreads Faster: How the Death of a Censored Coronavirus Doctor Has Inspired Political Debate in China

Last month, speaking to a crowd of avid supporters in the Wuhan region of China, General Secretary Xi Jinping sounded confident about the decade to come. He boasted about China’s ever-growing economy and fortitude as a nation. Now, only four weeks later, we realized that Xi’s confidence was shortsighted. Since his speech, the Coronavirus outbreak …

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