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Malaysia’s New Dawn?
The challenges Malaysia faces – from reversing the slide in foreign direct investment to tackling labour shortages and protecting workers’ rights – are undoubtedly formidable. But, write M Niaz Asadullah and Andrew Kam Jia Yi, perhaps no one is better equipped to confront them than its new prime minister, Anwar Ibrahim.
China After Zero-COVID
An end to nearly three years of severe movement restrictions in China will bring an uptick in cases and deaths, creating political challenges for the government. But, writes Qian Liu, doing so is essential to restore the economic growth that underpins the Communist Party's legitimacy.
The China Trade Dilemma
Despite China’s resort to politically inspired trade sanctions in recent years, its record of compliance with international trade rules might not be as bad as often depicted and point to a way forward for Australia’s biggest trade relationship – deeper rules-based engagement, write James Laurenceson and Weihuan Zhou.
Reaping the Potential in Australia-Vietnam Relations Means Tough Choices on Both Sides
Improved Canberra-Hanoi ties requires commitment and tough choices on both sides.
Three globalisation shocks could hurt China and help competitors
A realignment of global trade patterns driven by economic, public health, and geopolitical shocks is upsetting China’s growth model and aiding competitors in Asia, chiefly India, write Arvind Subramanian and Josh Felman.