Former Australian PM calls for Asian engagement

Paul Keating has long been known for his views on Asia - but they don''t always coincide with the role Australia sees for itself.

Europe is pallid APEC Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation is in a deep hole the future for Australia lies in its engagement with Asia. Thus spake the Hon Paul J Keating, former Prime Minister of Australia, preaching, I suspect, largely to the converted a group of 300 or so Hong Kong-based business people, many from Australia.

Keating spoke to the assembled throng on the way Asia is changing and the new challenges it faces, and Australias future in Asia....

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