COVID-19 is changing the world as we know it.
Economies are being destroyed and the global power balance is shifting. As the West struggles with the pandemic, China is presenting itself as the world’s saviour.
So where does Australia fit into this new world order? With our borders closed and our old allies struggling, what are the implications for us taking a tougher line on China?
Joining Hamish on the panel:
Dave Sharma, Liberal Member for Wentworth and former Diplomat
Penny Wong, Shadow Foreign Minister
Michael Fullilove, Executive Director, Lowy Institute
Elaine Pearson, Australia Director, Human Rights Watch
And a cross to US Diplomat, Nicholas Burns.
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