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Topic archives: Asian Century

Chris Bowen delivers the best speech on Asia since Keating

Michael Sainsbury October 3, 2017 3 Comments

In a speech to the Asia Society, Chris Bowen has delivered an honest and forthright assessment of where we stand right now with our nearest and most important neighbours.

The week in Parliament: from the strategic heights to muddy depths

Bernard Keane November 2, 2012 54 Comments

You weren't expecting high-minded policy debate in Parliament, were you? You only got muckraking, mendacity and malice this week. With barely an ounce of wit.

Art an important pathway to Asian engagement

Art an important pathway to Asian engagement

Ben Eltham November 2, 2012 2 Comments

The federal government's Asian white paper highlights the contribution the arts sector can make to engagement with the region. Local artists and institutions are already reaching out.

Media briefs: Labor spill reviewed … our media in Asia … AFR ad watch …

Media briefs: Labor spill reviewed … our media in Asia … AFR ad watch …

Crikey October 29, 2012 2 Comments

It's the Asian century, so why is nobody there covering it? The AFR continues to bleed advertising revenue. And the offensive headline on The Daily Telegraph website.

In this Asian century, who in business is talking the talk?

Crikey October 23, 2012 2 Comments

Are we unprepared for the so-called Asian Century? A new report saying we rate poorly on Asian knowledge and languages is a wake-up call to corporations, writes business journalist Charis Palmer.

Menadue: why did we go on smoko from Asia?

Crikey July 16, 2012 1 Comment

It seems counter-intuitive when one considers the Asian presence -- students, visitors and trade. But we are probably less Asia-ready than we were 20 years ago, says John Menadue.

Malcolm Fraser: the challenges for Australia in Asia’s century

Malcolm Fraser: the challenges for Australia in Asia’s century

Crikey April 19, 2012 15 Comments

Former prime minister Malcolm Fraser submitted this paper to the government in response to its white paper on the Australia in the Asian Century.

The Asian Century: Canberra readjusts the policy settings

Crikey September 30, 2011 2 Comments

If there is a conceptual shift on display in yesterday's white paper launch, it is from Australia's firm attachment to the construct of the Asia Pacific towards the "Asian Century", writes Graeme Dobell.