China dialogue - a further step in strengthening Sina Australia relations
Comments on Stephen Loosley "Time is right for China dialogue", 29/04/2013, http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/opinion/time-is-right-for-china-dialogue/story-e6frgd0x-1226631142134
Stephen, it is an excellent idea.
The recent development in Australia-China relations and the wonderful achievements by the government and the prime minister in strengthening and upgrading the relations indicates Australia can play a much greater role in the Asia Pacific region in general and in potential bridging between the largest players in the region in particular.
How China conducts its international affairs is likely to affect not only the Asia Pacific region but also the world in this century. It is in everyone's interest that China is most productively integrated into the international system and plays a cooperative role.
Australia is uniquely and well positioned to play a role much bigger than its weight, so it is punching above its weight, due to its strong relations with both China and the US, as well as Japan.
Close relationships and frequent exchange and dialogues will be most conducive to mutual understanding not only between the two countries but also among the main players in the region.
As Chinese Australian who has studied, worked and lived in both China and Australia, I strongly and completely support your proposal and look forward to it being warmly embraced soon.