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Since the Taliban returned to power in Afghanistan, the harboring of extremist or terrorist groups, continued high numbers of displaced Afghans, and ramped up production of opium are key concerns for neighboring nations.
Prioritising Asia-focused education would seem essential for Australia, but recent trends indicate a decline in Asian language and studies programs in Australian universities.
China’s government has made significant policy shifts in recent months, including lifting the zero-COVID policy. Dr Chris Buckley, chief China correspondent for The New York Times, examines the situation.
Is simply maintaining the One China policy indefinitely a viable long-term strategy? What is the best outcome that the Taiwanese people can realistically hope for?