At stake are who sets the rules for the communications, data and artificial intelligence-driven networks of the future.
Who will take the lead in ensuring cyber security, privacy and other critical safety factors?
Future leaders are likely to build a more modern Australian identity and outlook that engages patiently with, rather than fears, Asia.
The world needs supplier-blind cybersecurity to ensure new technologies work for people and are not weaponized in a new Cold War.
What is at stake for the isolated Southeast Asian nation?