CANBERRA, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard will launch the Asian Century white paper in Sydney on Sunday.
The document is expected to be predominantly focused on Australia's relations with China, India, Indonesia, Japan and South Korea.
After a wait of up to 13 months, the coming 300-page policy blueprint is expected to set a series of long-term targets for Australia's political, economic and personal ties with the rapidly rising region.
Announcing the paper in September last year, Gillard said the dramatic shift of economic and strategic power to Asia would have a profound and unrivalled influence on Australia's future prosperity and security.
Ken Henry, chief author of the Asian Century white paper, has said Australia must embrace Asia to stay prosperous. "Asia presents enormous opportunities for Australia but they won't come to us simply because they are geographically next door," he said last month.