Asian Century Country Strategies
The country strategies for China, India, Indonesia, Japan and South Korea were launched in July and August 2013. These country strategies take forward the objective of the Australia in the Asian Century White Paper: for Australia to build stronger and more comprehensive relationships with countries across the region. Because of their size, economic links with Australia, and strategic and political influence in the region and globally, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, and South Korea were identified as the initial priority countries for the development of country strategies.
Road map to the future
Each strategy outlines a vision of where Australia’s relationship with the country should be in 2025 and how we, the Australian community, intend to get there. The strategies identify opportunities for community, business and government to participate in and contribute to the process of deepening and strengthening our regional engagement. They reflect the views of Australians, collected during nationwide consultations, and in doing so continue the national conversation initiated by the White Paper, to better identify whole-of-Australia objectives and priorities for the Asian century.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and other government agencies, undertook consultations in each state and territory capital, overseas and in regional Australia. Officials met all state and territory governments and engaged with business, community and academic stakeholders. In all, over 1,300 Australians attended meetings, roundtables and ‘town hall’-style public forums. The Government also received over 250 written submissions. The strategies were tabled in Parliament and will be regularly evaluated and updated.
Read about consultations around Australia
List of submissions received
Australia in the Asian Century Implementation Unit
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
R.G. Casey Building
John McEwen Crescent
Barton ACT 0221