Australia has hitched its wagon to the rise of China, making us vulnerable to any difficulties faced by the waking giant. Michael Fullilove, global issues director at Australian foreign policy think-tank The Lowy Institute, argues China’s greatest challenge isn’t military or economic. Rather, it is basic governance that will test China the most.
Recent scandals such as those with Bo Xilai (a former CCP secretary in Chongquing accused of involvement in the murder of a British businessmen) and Chen Guangcheng (a blind human rights activist who recently appealed to Hilary Clinton for his freedom) add strength to Fullilove’s intriguing analysis.
Read it on The Atlantic.