In this podcast episode, China expert Dr. Shirley Yu spoke to Wikistrat's Dr. Rebecca Molloy to discuss China and Australia's contentious economic relations.
"It's hard for me to think that the China-Australia relationship would go from chill to frozen and stay there. There will be a point of suspension, and then rationalism will take over. Then, economic cooperation and economic partnerships will continue to dominate the economic discourse within the Asia Pacific, and I'm sure that [regarding] China and Australia's relationship, both economies are highly complementary and need each other."
Dr. Shirley Yu is currently a fellow at the Ash Center, Harvard Kennedy School. Formerly a China National Television News Anchor, senior executive, and board member, she has been a frequent speaker on China’s political economy, particularly China’s recent Belt and Road Initiative and its geopolitical implications. She has a Ph.D. in political economy from China’s Peking University and a master’s degree in government from Harvard University. She has published three books in Chinese, including On China, Ambassadors, and the Rise of the RMB, and the Fall of the Yen.