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Australia China Economic and Trade Cooperation Forum with Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping

24 June 2010

Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping Speaking at the Forum
Former Trade Minister and Current Education Minister The Hon Simon Crean and Vice-President Xi Jinping
Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Vice-President Xi Jinping

In partnership with the PRC Ministry of Commerce and the China Chamber of Commerce in Australia, the Australia China Business Council was delighted to convene a major trade and investment forum in honour of visiting Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping in Canberra on Monday 21 June 2010.

With over 600 businesspeople and 30 CEOs from major companies on both sides of the relationship, the Forum was the largest in the 37 year history of the bilateral relationship.

In addition to keynote addresses from the Chinese Vice-President and the Australian Prime Minister, the Forum heard from key ministers and dignitaries including:

  • The Hon Stephen Smith MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • The Hon Wayne Swan MP, Treasurer
  • The Hon Martin Ferguson MP, Minister for Resources, Energy and Tourism
  • Mr Qian Zhimin, Deputy Administrator, PRC National Energy Administration
  • Mr Wu Kesong, CEO, Haier
  • Mr Tarek Robbiati, CEO, Telstra International


Top CEOs and Executives discussed major issues in two panel sessions dedicated to financial services and natural resources. Panelists included:

  • Mr Yang Kaisheng, President, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
  • Mr Li Lihui, President, Bank of China
  • Mr Mike Smith OBE, CEO, ANZ Banking Corporation
  • Mr Craig Dunn, CEO, AMP
  • Mr Fu Chengyu, President, China National Offshore Oil Corporation
  • Mr Shen Heting, President, Metallurgical Corporation of China
  • Mr Doug Ritchie, Chief Executive Energy, Rio Tinto
  • The Hon Richard Court AC, Former Premier of Western Australia


The panel sessions were facilitated by the ACBC Chief Representative in China/Chairman of Sigiriya Capital Paul Glasson and Director General of the China Investment Promotion Agency Mr Liu Zuozhang.

For further information about the Forum or for any queries about ACBC National events, please email national [at] acbc [dot] com [dot] au

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