People wearing masks wait in line to buy masks in Seoul on February 28. Photo: Reuters People wearing masks wait in line to buy masks in Seoul on February 28. Photo: Reuters
People wearing masks wait in line to buy masks in Seoul on February 28. Photo: Reuters
Ian Inkster
Opinion

Opinion

Ian Inkster

In the battle against the coronavirus, East Asian societies and cultures have the edge

  • In real numbers, East Asian economies like China and South Korea are handling the crisis better than Western countries, in large part, it would seem, because of their strong traditions of Confucianism and Buddhism and sense of shared responsibility

People wearing masks wait in line to buy masks in Seoul on February 28. Photo: Reuters People wearing masks wait in line to buy masks in Seoul on February 28. Photo: Reuters
People wearing masks wait in line to buy masks in Seoul on February 28. Photo: Reuters
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