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A Dragon in the Backyard

Today on Uncommon Knowledge, John Howard, former prime minister of Australia, population 21 million, on Australia’s neighbor, China, population 1.3 billion.

 [The Chinese] like doing business with Australia because we are dependable, we deliver on time, we deliver safely.  But we should not be blinded to the fact that [China] is still an authoritarian country.

To watch Howard explain what a small western country must do to get along with a gigantic Asian country—and why, sooner or later, something in that gigantic country “has to give”—click here.

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