Chen Jian’an, Vice Chairman of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), led a delegation to visit Australia on February 16 and 17, where he met with Crispin Conroy, State Director of the NSW State Office of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Jingmin Qian, National Vice President of the Australia China Business Council, and Patrick Hutchinson, CEO of the Australian Meat Industry Council. The delegation introduced the guiding principles of the 20th CPC National Congress and in-depth exchanges on China-Australia economic and trade cooperation were held. The delegation stated that China will stay committed to the path of peaceful development, deepen reform and open wider to the world, firmly pursuing a win-win strategy of opening-up. China’s pursuit of high-quality development through a Chinese path to modernization will bring new development opportunities for Australia and other countries. The CCPIT stands ready to enhance exchanges and cooperation with relevant Australian government departments, chambers of commerce and business associations. By building platforms and improving services, the CCPIT facilitates both Chinese and Australian enterprises to strengthen practical cooperation in fields such as trade and investment for steady and sustained growth of China-Australia economic and trade cooperation.
The Australian representatives stated that all sectors of society in Australia pay high attention to economic and trade cooperation with China, and are optimistic about stronger China-Australia business ties in the future. They will continue to work with the CCPIT to focus on key areas and explore new methods to ensure cooperation brings more positive energy into bilateral economic and trade cooperation.
During the visit to Australia, Chen Jian’an also met with Mi Bin, Acting Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Sydney, and Ren Li, President of the China Chamber of Commerce in Australia and President of Bank of China Sydney Branch. Mr. Chen also visited China Construction Bank Sydney Branch for research.