John Lee is Director of East-West Futures, which provides research and commentary services in political and risk analysis. Previously, he was a Senior Analyst at the Mercator Institute for China Studies, and worked for Australia’s Department of Defence and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. John holds Master’s degrees from the Australian National University and King’s College London, and is an admitted Australian legal practitioner. His work focuses on the global impacts of China’s digital technology industries and cyberspace governance system.
Australia must learn to manage, rather than avoid, the dilemmas of a global reliance on Chinese digital networks.
Expecting a coordinated global divorce with China is imprudent – it may also be impractical.
“Decoupling” the deep economic entwinement with China is increasingly seen as vital to US security.