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Coronavirus The virus and the vitriol

As coronavirus spreads and worsens across the globe, fear has come along with it, fuelling anti-Chinese sentiment. In Southeast Asia, this discrimination might have deeper economic and political underpinnings By Samantha McCabe

3 days ago11-minute read

10 February 2020
THIS WEEK IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Second chances.

This week is all about harsh judgments, starting anew and ultimately second chances. On Monday, we look ahead to the EU’s crucial EBA decision that is set to shape Cambodia’s political and economic scene for years to come, while on Tuesday we return to a Top Read from 2017 which looks at one of the Philippines most progressive jails. On Wednesday, photographer Tim Russell guides us through Bangkok’s soon-closing iconic Hualamphong Station through striking imagery, while on Thursday we head to Phnom Penh’s Boeung Trabek slum, which could offer a model for just urban development in Cambodia’s rapidly growing capital. We round of the week by touching upon the world’s hot-button topic right now, Coronavirus. While fears about the virus’ spread grow, so too does anti-Chinese sentiment. Read last week’s editorial

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