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India’s Quiet Rise
The stalling of China’s four-decade-long economic boom has thrown into relief the emergence of India, Asia's other demographic giant, as a geopolitical and economic force, writes Brahma Chellaney.
The Resurgence of China-Australia Trade
Prosaic economic factors, not politics, are driving the growth in China-Australia trade, ensuring “China will only become more important as Australia’s trading partner of choice”, writes James Laurenceson.
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.