Australia releases 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper

The Australian government has released the 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper which amongst other key points, notes that China is “now a major geopolitical player with the capacity to influence virtually all of Australia’s international interests.”

The White Paper also notes that China is challenging America’s position as the dominant power in Australia’s region, and goes on to state that “The scale of Asia’s transformation is unprecedented. In a little over three decades the region went from one in which more than a billion people lived in extreme poverty to one with more than a billion in the middle class.”

Check out our infographic on the takeaways regarding Asia’s importance:

Download the white paper here.