Dominic Meagher is a visiting fellow at the ANU college of Asia and the Pacific, has been studying policy responses to Covid-19 around the world since mid-January. He also chairs the Australasia Strategy Group, supporting democratic open society by promoting nuanced understanding and intelligent responses to major risks in our region. Dominic holds a PhD in economics from the ANU where he was a Rio Tinto China Scholar and managed the China Economy Program. He has worked in and on China for 20 years, including at think tanks and research centres in Beijing, Hong Kong, Sydney, and Canberra. He can be contacted at D.Meagher@AusStratGroup.com.au
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