澳洲亞洲世紀計畫 語言居中心地位
時間:2012/10/29 10:30
撰稿‧編輯:楊明娟    新聞引據: 採訪、法新社


澳洲總理吉拉德(Julia Gillard)(AFP)


  澳洲政府提出雄心勃勃的「澳洲之亞洲世紀(Australia in the Asian Century)」長遠計畫,誓言要使澳洲在2025年躋身全球10大富有國家行列。澳洲總理吉拉德今天(29日)進一步表示,亞洲語言教育是這項計畫的重心之一,在2025年之前,澳洲每一所學校都必須和亞洲學校進行線上合作。

  「亞洲知識(Asia literacy)」將是澳洲這項長遠發展計畫的重心,將加強和中國大陸、南韓、日本、印度、印尼等亞洲國家的商業和語言合作。








澳13年亞洲計畫 目標前十富

(法新社雪梨28日電) 澳洲政府今天表示,旨在與蓬勃發展的中國大陸及其他迅速崛起的亞洲經濟體最大化連結的雄心計畫,2025年前將把澳洲推進全球前十大富國之列。

這份廣泛的施政藍圖名為「澳洲在亞洲的世紀」(Australia in the Asian Century),制定未來13年的一系列遠大目標,要把握亞洲靠大陸與印度現代化帶頭、成為全球經濟火車頭的迅速崛起契機。

澳洲總理吉拉德(Julia Gillard)說:「亞洲成長的規模與速度讓人訝異,所有澳洲人都有顯著的機會與挑戰。」










Gillard: Australia must embrace 'Asian Century'

By Monica Attard, for CNN
October 29, 2012 -- Updated 0646 GMT (1446 HKT)
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard arrives to speak at the Lowy Institute on October 28.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard arrives to speak at the Lowy Institute on October 28.
  • Australia launches a new policy aimed at tying its economic future to a rising Asia
  • Would require every student to study an Asian language and culture by 2025
  • Creates a new ministry of Asian Century Policy to drive educational and investment reforms
  • Seeks to increase agricultural and university investment to cater to newly rich Asian neighbors

(CNN) -- Every Australian child should learn Mandarin, Hindi or other regional language as the nation's future is tied to the rise of the "Asian Century," Prime Minister Julia Gillard said in a policy speech on Sunday.

"Whatever else this century brings, it will bring Asia's return to global leadership, Asia's rise. This is not only unstoppable, it is gathering pace," Gillard said in a long-awaited policy white paper entitled, "Australia in The Asian Century."

The policy outlines 25 objectives Australia must achieve by 2025 to take advantage of Asia's rise to boost the wealth of Australians.

Chief among the goals are that every child learn an Asian language, in particular Mandarin, Japanese, Indonesian or Hindi, and that they leave school having studied Asian culture.

''Children in kindergarten now will graduate from high school with a sound working knowledge of Asia,'' Gillard said at the Lowy Institute in Sydney where she unveiled the white paper.

The Prime Minister said "a hundred years ago we spoke of the working man's paradise. Today we speak of the high school, high-wage road. We have always wanted to do it our way.

"We long saw Asia as a threat to all this - racially, militarily, and economically. Indeed this was precisely the moral paradox of the working man's paradise. A hundred years ago, high wages meant white man's wages. No more," she said.

While the Australian economy has ridden high on the back of the mining boom and commodity sales to Asia, Gillard said the next economic wave will be pushed by the burgeoning Asian middle classes. Broadening technology in agriculture and raising the global rankings of Australia's schools and universities will help meet increased regional demand from newly wealthy Asian neighbors, Gillard said.

"More middle class people than there are anywhere else on earth will want access to clean food, high quality food, high quality wine the same way we do. This is a huge opportunity for regional Australia. And we want people out there ready," she told a media conference after her speech.

The Gillard government will create a new ministry of Asian Century Policy to drive the reforms across education, infrastructure, tax and regulatory reform.

If the objectives are met, Gillard predicts about one-third of the Australian economy will be tied to Asia, up from 25% in 2011, and the average national income will increase to A$73,000 (US$75,700) per person, up from the current A$62,000. The white paper notes that Australia will seek to stay competitive by abandoning its historic fear of low Asian wages and by becoming a "higher skill, higher wage economy with a fair, multicultural and cohesive society and a growing population."

Kathe Kirby, the executive director of Asia Education Foundation at the University of Melbourne, says the paper sets out a deep vision for Australia's future "which starts with our young people at school."

"It encompasses reform in the education sector, schools, universities, vocational education. It's a much broader and deeper plan than we've seen to date. This is not a government report. It's government policy," she told Sky News.

Gillard also noted the broader geopolitical ambitions for Australia between military ally Washington and economic ally Beijing.

In tacit acknowledgment of the criticism of her government's deference to the United States in Asia, she said "We have an ally in Washington -- respect in Beijing -- and more, an open door in Jakarta and Delhi, Tokyo and Seoul."

"We in this paper are focusing on the huge economic transformations happening in our region. We are not focusing on the mature economy of the United States," she later told a media conference.

The United States is Australia's third biggest trading partner and arecent survey by the Lowy Institute shows a majority of those polled believe the U.S. to be Australia's most important security partner.

Opposition party members are broadly supportive of the government's ambitions for deeper economic and social engagement with Asia, but skeptical it can be delivered.

"It is full of laudable goals but not very many specific initiatives and certainly no commitment of money to any of them," said opposition leader Tony Abbott.

"To some extent this government is scrambling to overcome some serious failures in its relationship with Asia," he said, "most notably the early ban on uranium sales to India, only just reversed, and the catastrophic ban on live cattle sales to Indonesia, which still has ramifications."

Polls show the Prime Minister's goals for greater Asian engagement are broadly accepted by Australians. But there are caveats.

According to a Lowy Institute poll, a majority felt Australia did not fall into recession in the global financial crisis because of Asian demand for Australian resources. However some 56% thought there was too much investment from China and 63% were strongly opposed to allowing foreign companies to buy Australian farmland to grow crops or farm livestock.




更新時間 2012年10月29日, 格林尼治標準時間14:56









他說:「亞洲世紀早已經開始了,為什麼我們沒有很早前就開始計劃?」他指出:「我們有許多東西要追趕,比如,特別在我們這個領域,亞洲的大學在超前 … … 如果你看看國際排名,亞洲大學上升的非常迅速 … … 在亞洲,技術快速發展,社會變化,政治變化,都讓我們,作為一個國家,在窮於應付。」



















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