PRC Vice-Premier Li Keqiang Addresses the Australia China Business Council

13 November 2009

Chinese Vice-Premier Li Keqiang addressing the ACBC
ACBC Chairman Frank Tudor welcoming Vice-Premier Li
Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang with Former Australian Prime Minister The Hon Bob Hawke AC
Chinese Vice-Premier Li Keqiang meets Chairman, ANZ NSW & ACT and Chairman of E*Trade The Hon Warwick Smith AM
Chinese Ambassador to Australia Zhang Junsai with Executive Director FMG Russell Scrimshaw

As part of a state visit to Australia, Li Keqiang, Vice-Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China addressed an exclusive luncheon of ACBC members and stakeholders in Sydney on Friday 30 October 2009.

The luncheon was attended by a range of people at the heart of Australia's relationship with China including former Prime Minister the Hon Bob Hawke AC, Professor Clive Palmer, Russell Scrimshaw, the Hon Warwick Smith AM and senior executives from a range of companies including BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Yanzhou Coal Australia, ANZ and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Vice-Premier Li was travelling with a delegation consisting of some of the most senior officials from the Chinese Government including Vice Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Commerce, Agriculture, the Deputy Secretary General of the State Council and the Deputy Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission.

The Vice-Premier spoke at length on a range of issues including efforts to secure a comprehensive Australia China Free Trade Agreement and emphasises the complementarities between the Chinese and Australian economies that continue to drive the bilateral trade relationship.

A copy of Vice-Premier Li's speech can be viewed online by clicking here or by downloading the pdf file below.

The luncheon was made possible by the generous support of ANZ and companies that took gold tables including BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Yanzhou Coal Australia and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

The Australia China Business Council would like to pay special thanks to the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Australia, the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Sydney, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the China Chamber of Commerce in Australia and the New South Wales Department of Premier and Cabinet.

For further information, please contact ACBC National Secretariat on + 61 2 9252 4277 or email national [at] acbc [dot] com [dot] au  


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