Policy, Gun and Money: Australia’s Covid-19 inquiry, China’s Taiwan strategy and the demise of Hong Kong

In May last year, the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade adopted an inquiry into the implications of the Covid-19 pandemic. Committee chair  and Liberal senator David Fawcett joins The Strategist’s Brendan Nicholson to discuss the key findings and recommendations of the inquiry’s report.

Next, ASPI’s Michael Shoebridge speaks to Oriana Skylar Mastro of Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies about China’s thinking around Taiwan and its growing confidence when it comes to foreign policy.

Human Rights Watch China senior researcher Maya Wang then joins ASPI’s Nathan Attrill to discuss Beijing’s Hong Kong national security law, the latest arrests under the law and its wider impacts on pro-democracy Hong Kongers.