News and Speeches
(13 December 2018) The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has welcomed the renewal of Taskforce Blaze until 2020 and the Joint Agency Arrangement on Economic Crime Cooperation with Chinese law enforcement agencies, and the signing of a new MOU with the Chinese National Commission of Supervision (NCS) on anti-corruption law enforcement cooperation.
(13 December 2018) This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Australia-China Council, established by the Australian government to promote mutual understanding and foster people-to-people links between Australia and China.
(14 November 2018) Today I met with China’s Premier, Li Keqiang, for the Australia-China Annual Leaders’ Meeting. We had very positive discussions on a range of bilateral and international issues.
Australian and Chinese companies pen landmark agreements
(7 November 2018) Eleven major commercial agreements between Australian and Chinese companies worth almost $15 billion over the next five years have been signed today, reflecting the high level of commitment of the Australian business community to continued engagement within China.
(7 November 2018)The Liberal-National Government through Tourism Australia and one of world's largest international airline carriers, China Eastern Airlines, have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding aimed at further growing travel between Australia and China.
(5 November 2018) I will visit China from 7-8 November to attend the 5th Australia-China Foreign and Strategic Dialogue, hosted by my Chinese counterpart, State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
Simon Birmingham: Australia's economy showcased at major Chinese expo CIIE
(4 November 2018) Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment op-ed on Financial Review
Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment: visit to Shanghai and Hong Kong
(3 November 2018) I will visit Shanghai and Hong Kong between 4 and 8 November, to lead Australia’s delegation to President Xi Jinping’s inaugural China International Import Expo (CIIE). I will then travel to Hong Kong for meetings with various government and business leaders.
(8 October 2018) Australia’s national performing arts companies will tour across China this October and November, alongside the best of Australian independent theatre and theatre for young people.
(4 October 2018) After becoming Prime Minister, I said my Government would keep Australians together. I don’t want to see Australians set against each other. I want to bring them together and that boils down to the values and beliefs we hold as a community.
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