Angela Han is a former Research Associate in the Polling Program. She holds a Masters in European and International Studies from the University of Trento and a Graduate Diploma in Transnational Governance from Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna. She has also spent six months abroad learning Mandarin at the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing. Prior to undertaking her Masters, Angela spent two years as a researcher of labour and economic policies in her home country of Singapore.
This week's links also include an infographic of the world's smuggling routes and an exploration of ambivalence in Asia toward refugees.
We concentrate on the costs and ignore the benefits refugees bring to Australian society and economy.
The snub demonstrates Beijing now has another diplomatic tool in its arsenal.