China, Taiwan and Vietnam Successfully Contained Coronavirus, Now they are Poster Boys for Export Recovery



Finbarr Bermingham | South China Morning Post

A new study has confirmed the polarised impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on the global trade recovery, with East Asian economies powering ahead of those in the West.

China, Taiwan and Vietnam are the only major trading economies whose exports have recovered strongly, with all three reporting strong growth in the third quarter of 2020, according to research by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad).

The trio were among the only economies who brought the spread of Covid-19 under control early on – although the individual tactics employed were very different.

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