China Country Strategy
On 27 August, Prime Minister Rudd launched the Australia in the Asian Century China Country Strategy.
The Strategy outlines how Australia will build stronger and more comprehensive relationship with China across governments, economy and communities.
The Strategy draws on the views of Australians expressed during the nationwide consultations and in over 250 submissions, and it continues the national conversation to identify whole-of-Australia priorities for engagement with China.
The Australia-China Council (ACC) Board, involved in the development of the document, today endorsed the Strategy.
ACC Chair, the Hon Warwick Smith AM said:
"The Strategy is a new blueprint for strengthening Australia's network of partnerships with China across business, government and community sectors. It identifies significant opportunities for Australia to strengthen our existing links with China and explore new frontiers of engagement, for example in business relations, innovation, professional and academic mobility, China capabilities and artistic collaborations. ACC has been in the forefront of the bilateral engagement in these areas for 35 years. The Strategy will inform new priorities for the Council to enable Australian businesses, education and cultural organisations to get ahead and succeed in China".