Beijing, Oct. 30 (People’s Daily Online) -- Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard today released the Australian Government’s “Australia in the Asian Century” White Paper on October 28, 2012.
The Prime Minister said that the White Paper lays out an ambitious plan to ensure Australia will emerge stronger over the decades ahead, by taking advantage of the opportunities offered by the Asian century. The White Paper sets out a number of targets for Australia to 2025 to ensure Australia can fulfill its ambitions and compete effectively within Asia.
The White Paper sets out what actions can be taken by Australian governments, businesses and communities in order for Australia to become a more Asia-literate and Asia-capable nation.
Australia comes to the challenges of the Asian Century with firm foundations: a strong economy, a track record of engagement in the region, and the personal connections many Australians already have with people in Asian countries.
Australian Ambassador to China, Ms Frances Adamson, welcomed the release of the Australian Government’s White Paper.
She noted that the White Paper expected continued sustained growth in the Chinese economy in the decade ahead, with a forecast average annual GDP growth rate of 7 per cent from 2012 to 2025.
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