Commentary | 02 February 2009

Olympic afterglow fades and the global crisis plays badly for Beijing

In an opinion piece in The Sydney Morning Herald, Malcolm Cook, Program Director East Asia, argues that hopes that China would remain insulated from the global economic crisis and through this help protect the Australian economy from the effects of the global crisis are not being realised. Rather, the crisis poses China a series of international and domestic political challenges that could well complicate Australia-China relations.Sydney Morning Herald, 31 January 2009, p. 9Malcolm Cook

  • Malcolm Cook

In an opinion piece in The Sydney Morning Herald, Malcolm Cook, Program Director East Asia, argues that hopes that China would remain insulated from the global economic crisis and through this help protect the Australian economy from the effects of the global crisis are not being realised. Rather, the crisis poses China a series of international and domestic political challenges that could well complicate Australia-China relations.Sydney Morning Herald, 31 January 2009, p. 9Malcolm Cook

  • Malcolm Cook