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Kevin Rudd and harmony

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posted on 2010-01-01, 00:00 authored by Douglas Kirsner
At a major speech at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC on March 31, 2008, Rudd indicated a new direction in Australian foreign policy concerning China. He focused on the concept of 'harmony', recognizing the key importance of China's role in a 'harmonious World 'as a' responsible stakeholder. '
Rudd declared that he looked to China's taking a vital role in the World 'in strengthening the global and regional rule-based order'. He has also highlighted the importance of treating China as a friend with much common ground but with whom honest, straight talk was a vital factor in the relationship.
I want to explore and explain the development and significance of Rudd's new approach to the concept of harmony and rule based order. I want to suggest that Rudd has pioneered a new direction in Australia's policies toward China. Rudd focuses on the ancient and developing concept of harmony into a rule-based order that is necessary to building a harmonious world.

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Journal

Taiwanese journal of Australian studies

Volume

9

Pagination

75 - 92

Publisher

National Chengchi University

Location

China

ISSN

1816-3114

Language

eng

Notes

Title and abstract is also provided in Chinese.

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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