The China–Japan relationship and core Australian economic interests | East Asia Forum
Australian National University. Abstract. The large and rapidly growing trade relationship between Japan and China has occurred against a backdrop of political. The stability of Australia's commercial relationship with Japan conceals market for many decades and today remains second only to China. Establishing trade and intelligence sharing during the Cold War The memories Japan-Australia relations: in the Chinese shadow? While it is.
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Other commodities, such as wool and wheat, and other minerals will probably also do well as incomes in China rise. A probable result is that the Australian dollar will fall.
This will mean a partial reversal of the huge rise in living standards which contrary to popular perception Australia has experienced in the last ten years. At the same time, it will improve the competitiveness of other traded goods and services industries which have suffered from the strength of the currency.
The China–Japan relationship and core Australian economic interests
China may be a market for some of them. China as a market for more complex goods and services The Chinese market for more complex goods and services will expand in two ways.
First, rising wages and consumer demand will increase demand for more sophisticated manufactured goods where Australia has some niches of excellence, for example, in medical devices and for services such as tourism where China is already an important market. Second, as China moves production to more sophisticated goods and services, it will require high quality human resources, well-developed infrastructure, a well-developed financial sector and a good regulatory system.
Australia has the expertise to help to develop these. Already, China is the biggest market for Australian education services. Australia's financial sector is well regarded internationally for its efficiency and effectiveness, and its banks are among the most sound and stable in the world.
This expertise in government and services can be exported. Indeed, Australian banks are already operating in China and Australian experts have advised in a range of areas, for example, in urban development and health financing. China as a competitor The development of manufacturing in Asia has been a major reason for Australia's failure to compete in many areas of manufacturing.
As China moves up the value chain, more industries will be subjected to this competition. This may be ameliorated by a shift in the focus of the Chinese economy away from exporting to domestic consumption. Australia has niches where it can compete with the best in the world. It will be important to retain what lead it has in education and in the sophistication of the workforce. China as an investor Australia relies heavily on foreign investment. The relationship is underpinned by a shared commitment to democracy, human rights and the rule of law, as well as common approaches to international security.
These core values are further strengthened through trade and investment ties.
InJapan was Australia's second-largest trading partner, second-largest export market, and second-largest source of foreign direct investment. There have been three major phases in the development of the post-war Australia-Japan relationship: Today, the warmth and broad scope of the bilateral relationship is articulated in our shared Partnership Agenda. Strategic partnership Australia and Japan have a strong and broad-ranging security relationship.Kevin Rudd on Australia's Need for a More Balanced Relationship with China
Our two countries work very closely in strategic alliance with the United States, and lead in critical regional partnerships with countries such as India and the Republic of Korea ROK. Australia and Japan regularly participate in joint defence exercises and frequently consult on regional security issues, such as the nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches undertaken by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea DPRK. The Joint Declaration on Security Cooperation JDSC provides a foundation for wide-ranging cooperation on security issues between Australia and Japan, including in law enforcement; border security; counter-terrorism; disarmament and counter-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction; maritime and aviation security; peace operations and humanitarian relief operations.
We have worked closely together in key defence operations, including in Iraq, East Timor, and Pakistan.
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They reiterated their determination to work proactively together and with the United States and other partners to maintain and promote a free, open, stable and prosperous Indo-Pacific founded on the rules-based international order.
In the leaders of both countries elevated the Australia-Japan relationship to a 'Special Strategic Partnership'. Our Prime Ministers' annual meetings are complemented by a host of regular Ministerial visits. Australia supports Japan's aspiration to become a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Our Memorandum of Understanding on international development cooperation facilitates information exchange and cooperation in sectors such as education, health, food security and infrastructure.
In we agreed to a 'Strategy for Cooperation in the Pacific' which outlined four areas for cooperation: Australia continues to support reconstruction of areas devastated by the disaster, including through programs funded by the Australia-Japan Foundation.
Australia and Japan have agreed not to let our differences over whaling affect our close relationship. Our wide-ranging common maritime interests include cooperation in Antarctica and safety-at-sea issues.
Economic engagement The Australia-Japan economic relationship is underpinned by complementary strengths and needs. Australia is a safe, secure and reliable supplier of food, energy and mineral resources and a world-class centre for financial and other services.
Japan became Australia's largest trading partner in the early s — a position it maintained for 26 years. Japanese investment continues to play a significant role in the development of the Australian economy. The Dialogue offers a regular mechanism for high-level engagement on strategic economic and trade cooperation to complement high-level defence and security cooperation and annual leaders' meetings.
The Dialogue supports the strong and growing trade and investment relationship between Australia and Japan.
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