Gough Whitlam made us confident. Confident to be Australian, confident to be ourselves and confident to take on the world knowing who we are, writes Tim Harcourt.
China's re-imagining of the Silk Road linking Asia to Europe via the Middle East appeals to local ideologies and advances the quest for global influence, writes Laurie Pearcey.
There needs to be engagement in a meaningful way before Asia's popularity as an exchange destination increases for Australian students, writes Natalie Karam.
The China resource boom may be over, but Australia can still turn its competitive advantage into economic outcomes that will drive regional prosperity for decades to come, writes Geoffrey Garrett.
Julia Gillard has achieved a significant foreign policy coup in China, although progress has stalled on a bilateral free-trade agreement, writes Laurie Pearcey.
It is important for Australia to get a front row seat in China so soon after the dust has settled on the country's new leadership, writes Laurie Pearcey.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Fred Hilmer has applauded the vision behind the Federal Government’s Asian Century White Paper and welcomed the recognition that education and innovation are central to achieving its objectives.
Australia is now entering its fourth wave of engagement with Asia, and the Asian Century White Paper provides the road map for the new steps in this journey, writes Tim Harcourt.