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What Taiwan and Vietnam taught the world about governance in 2020

Quality governance the most important factor when it comes to running a country

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Motorbike riders travel during COVID-19 outbreak in Hanoi in July 2020: Vietnam is expected to be among the first nations to achieve herd immunity.   © Getty Images

Richard Heydarian is an Asia-based academic, columnist and author of "The Rise of Duterte: A Populist Revolt Against Elite Democracy" and the "The Indo-Pacific: Trump, China and the New Struggle for Global Mastery."

The ravaging effects of COVID-19 have exposed some fundamental truths about the nature of modern governance and leadership, shattering long-held illusions.

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