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Sunny Cao

Research Intern

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Sunny Cao was a research intern at ASPI in 2019.

Sunny graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of International Studies with Distinction, majoring in Asian Studies, before completing a Master of International Relations, also at UNSW. During this period, he also completed a one-year exchange program at Korea University in South Korea, as well as an internship with China Matters, a policy think-tank focused on Australia-China relations.

His research interests include soft power and diplomacy in East Asia, power dynamics within the Indo-Pacific region, and Australia’s own strategic interests and engagement with said region.