Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison meets Chinese President Xi Jinping during the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, on October 27. Photo: Handout Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison meets Chinese President Xi Jinping during the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, on October 27. Photo: Handout
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison meets Chinese President Xi Jinping during the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, on October 27. Photo: Handout
Andrew Sheng
Opinion

Opinion

Andrew Sheng

Amid the Australia-China row and Donald Trump’s bluster, the world needs leaders who talk less and do more for the common good

  • The growing Australia-China dispute and Trump’s divided America are important signs of a changing global system, where elite minorities are being challenged by the rest
  • More than ever, the world needs leaders who can set aside the ‘I’ for the ‘we’

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison meets Chinese President Xi Jinping during the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, on October 27. Photo: Handout Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison meets Chinese President Xi Jinping during the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, on October 27. Photo: Handout
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison meets Chinese President Xi Jinping during the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, on October 27. Photo: Handout
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Andrew Sheng

Andrew Sheng

Andrew Sheng is a former central banker and financial regulator, currently distinguished fellow at the Asia Global Institute, University of Hong Kong. He writes widely on Asian perspectives on global issues, with columns in Project Syndicate, Asia News Network and Caijing/Caixin magazines. His latest book is “Shadow Banking in China”, co-authored with Ng Chow Soon, published by Wiley.