In a recent public lecture, ANU Professor Hugh White set out his views on what China’s 21st Century dominance will mean for Australia. In doing so, he neglected to think deeply about both China itself, and the difficult moral questions its rise will force Australia to answer, Clive Hamilton writes.
Broken promises and a breach of trust
High interest rates and a lack of checks and balances mean the poverty-alleviating promise of microfinance loans has not been delivered in Cambodia. And while the government’s recent intervention to cap interest rates may offer short-term solutions, don’t bank on a long-term fix, writes Kimty Seng.
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