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Coronavirus response sees Australia, Vietnam and Taiwan boosted on Lowy Institute’s Asia Power Index – ABC News

The US remains the most powerful country in Asia but its influence continues to wane, according to the Lowy Institute’s Asia Power Index, which also suggests th…

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Australia, Vietnam and Taiwan have seen their power in Asia rise partly due to their handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
Key points:

  • The Lowy Institute’s third annual Asia Power Index saw Australia overtake South Korea
  • India has lost its “major power” status, casting doubt on its ability to rival China for influence in Asia
  • The pandemic has wreaked havoc on economies and set many parts of Asia back

That is according to the Lowy Institute’s Asia Power Index …

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