Coronavirus crushes overseas dreams of Asian students

Coronavirus crushes overseas dreams of Asian students

TAIPEI/HONG KONG — Iris Hsu is only 23, but she is clear about what she wants to do with her life. The marketing student from Taipei dreams of working in a Milanese fashion house, and she hopes COVID-19 is not going to stop her. Hsu has to stay up late each...
Coronavirus wrecks South Asian migrant livelihoods in Middle East

Coronavirus wrecks South Asian migrant livelihoods in Middle East

NEW DELHI/KATHMANDU/DHAKA — “We might soon be homeless, because I cannot pay the 90 Kuwaiti dinars ($290) rent,” said Lok Bahadur Rai, 36, a Nepalese chef who lives in Kuwait with his wife. Rai’s ordeal began when he returned to Kuwait a month...
Top 10 East Asian books to read during lockdown

Top 10 East Asian books to read during lockdown

NEW YORK — At a time when very little feels normal, I find that reading is a more essential escape than ever — the ability to inhabit someone else’s mind for a few hours can be the best antidote to the alarming headlines. I’m sure books about...
Historic loss at Singapore Airlines showcases Asian aviation woes

Historic loss at Singapore Airlines showcases Asian aviation woes

SINGAPORE — Asia’s airlines reported massive losses in the January-March period on the coronavirus pandemic, highlighting a stunning reversal for companies that until last year had profited from rising travel demand in tandem with the region’s rapid...
We are not COVID-19: Asian Americans speak out on racism

We are not COVID-19: Asian Americans speak out on racism

NEW YORK/PALO ALTO, U.S. — The coronavirus pandemic has unleashed a wave of discrimination against Asian Americans and expats in the U.S. Over several weeks, the Nikkei Asian Review reached out to members of the community — from well-known actors and...