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.
Netware apps have the potential to transform the future of personal transportation through the emergence of a ride hailing - autonomous vehicle - battery electric vehicle (RH-BEV-AV) technosystem.
What happens when a car becomes something you order, not something you own? It looks like Chinese consumers may find out first, and DiDi will be the brand in the driver's seat.
If the Chinese government faces a choice between a painful economic adjustment, during which it sells off its currency reserves to pay off its debts, and letting the Yuan devalue to reduce the debts while keeping the economy humming, don’t expect China to spend its currency reserves protecting the Yuan.