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In the political and economic context of the Asian Century, Australia through its cities and regional areas needs to work hard in establishing long-term social and economic relationships with the powerhouse of Asia, that is currently established within North Asia, particularly in the Greater China Region (China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong) with its strong technological links to Japan and South Korea; and with the appreciation that the Chinese business community extends well into South East Asia. The Greater China Region includes a wide range of provinces and city centres, many of which have demonstrated a keen willingness to establish bi-lateral ties through a range of mechanisms that have invariably involved sister city and inter-industry association relationships. In July 2005, the Australian and Taiwan ICT industries agreed to co-operate in the mutual development of their electronics and ICT sectors through the implementation of a program of engagement guided by a strategic framework agreement as a logical consequence of an active program of activities developed between the Australian Electrical & Electronic Manufacturers’ Association and the Taiwan Electrical & Electronic Manufacturers’ Association since early 2002. Progress under this arrangement was reported annually to the Bilateral Economic Consultations between Australia and Taiwan. Separately, in 2016, the Geological Societies of Australia and China entered into a unique Memorandum of Cooperation that was principally aimed at growing the level of best practice, nature-based tourism in both countries, and has already led to a structured ‘sister’ regional relationship in NSW and potentially in Tropical Far North Queensland.