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CSR Blog: A Break in The Clouds: Updates on Taiwan’s Effective Policy Response to COVID-19

By Nicholas A. Henderson On June 1st, 2021, the article “Quiet Storm” posited that Taiwan’s latest outbreak of COVID-19 was under control due to an effective policy response. Over the course of June, interesting new data points have emerged, warranting an update on Taiwan’s COVID-19 Outbreak.  This update aims to demonstrate how Taiwan’s policy response …

CSR Blog: Corruption and the Death Penalty in China: Political Win v. Criminal Law Development

By Yaxiang Liu and Grace Faerber On January 5th, China and the world were shocked when Lai Xiaomin (赖小民), former chairman of the state-controlled financial giant China Huarong Asset Management Corp. and vice minister-level Chinese Communist Party (CCP) cadre, was given a death sentence for pocketing bribes of approximately 1.8 billion RMB (just under $278 …