"anchor of stability" in the Asia-Pacific region, Mr Howard also sought to prepare Australians for closer economic and strategic ties with China."When we think about the future of Australia in the world, we inevitably think of a world where China will play a much larger role.“"History will have no bigger stadium this century than the Pacific rim." “How can we as Australianskiss China’s ass more?”
Australia in Japan security dealThe prime ministers of Japan and Australia have signed a security pact designed to enhance military co-operation between the two nations. Japan's PM Shinzo Abe said the pact would help to stabilise the region. The defence deal - Japan's first with a country other than the US - includes co-operation on border security, counter-terrorismand disaster relief.Uncle Sam sez:Good boys! We’ll throw you a frisbee after dinner!
Australia leader set for US talksAustralian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is on his way to the United States to discuss security, foreign policy and climate change. Mr Rudd will then go on to meet European Union leaders in Brussels and Nato representatives at a summit in Bucharest. The prime minister's 17-day trip will also include a visit to China.Canberra plans to withdraw its combat forces from Iraqin the next few months but is committed to the military campaign in Afghanistan. Analysts have stressed that Australia could have a key role in shaping relations between its closest ally, the United States, and China, one of its most important trading partners. The Rudd government is also pushing for reform of the United Nations to reflect the rise of India and Japan.…and now a slight shift with Kevin Rudd…
- Fall '08
- Australia, australian history