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The size and rapid growth of Asian economies means that Asia will increasingly dominate the global economy in the 21st Century. This is the most transformative economic shift of power in generations and Tasmanian will need to adapt to the economic transition and the opportunities and challenges that it will bring.
The White Paper establishes the strategic framework to guide Tasmania’s engagement with Asia over the next 10 years. The Executive Summary to the White Paper can be found here.
To support this engagement the White Paper identifies nine goals and 60 strategic directions to improve Tasmania’s ability to engage with Asia and the Asian century.
In response to the White Paper, the Tasmanian Government is supporting the University of Tasmania to establish an Asia Institute at the University.
Education is critical to Tasmania’s engagement with Asia. The Department of Education has developed an Asian Education Strategy to increase Tasmanian students’ opportunities to build Asian literacy.
Trade missions are an important way of opening doors to increased Asian trade and engagement. Since 2012, the Premier of Tasmania, Lara Giddings MP has led two trade missions to Asia.
The Tasmanian Government is progressing a number of immediate actions and initiatives that it announced with the launch of the White Paper.