Why can’t Australia checkmate the CCP and start building better bridges with the other major trading partners? They are mature democracies and share a common interest with Australia in safeguarding the democratic values and cultural diversities.
Read President Donald Trump's May 18 letter to World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom.
Knowledge, research capabilities, free-thinking and diversity, are the soft-powers of Australia that make us uniquely different from the rest of the world, and Government must de-commoditize Australian universities and develop them as pillars of our soft power in the world.
We need to align ourselves with other transparent independent democracies, so that the Australian way of life, our intellectual freedom and our multi-cultural lifestyles are safeguarded for future generations.
Whether the Chinese experience in combating COVID-19 and containing the disastrous spread of this pandemic in rural areaa is applicable to other countries remains to be seen.
By this time next year, China's economic statistics will probably be looking even more ridiculously unlikely. Maybe even the Western media will stop believing them.
Great climate, intense academic atmosphere, and natural scenery: there are countless reasons for us to fall in love with Australia. But we are still looking for challenges to make our university careers more meaningful. And we think we have found the solution: serving the students on campus.