09 Mar '11, 5pm

Australia's prime minister tells the US to embrace China's economic rise and pleads for US engagement in the...

Australia's prime minister tells the US to embrace China's economic rise and pleads for US engagement in the...

WASHINGTON: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Wednesday urged Americans downcast by their woeful economy to embrace, not fear, China's explosive growth while pressing Beijing to be "a good global citizen." "There is no reason for Chinese prosperity to detract from prosperity in Australia, the United States or anywhere in the world," she told a joint session of the US Congress. "Prosperity can be shared. We can create wealth together." In a friendly but bracing speech, Gillard pleaded for US engagement in the Asia-Pacific region and the world, urged cooperation to battle climate change, and vowed unflinching Australian support in "hard days ahead" in the Afghan war. "Australia will stand firm with our ally the United States," she said, calling herself "cautiously encouraged" about progress in the nearly 10-year-old conflict but warning "we must be very realistic ab...

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