Speeches | 23 May 2012

Australia and China – What Would a Political Partnership Look Like?

Executive Director Michael Wesley's keynote speech to the Griffith University-Peking University Australia-China Emerging Leaders Dialogue Canberra, 23 May 2012.

  • Michael Wesley

Executive Director Michael Wesley's keynote speech to the Griffith University-Peking University Australia-China Emerging Leaders Dialogue Canberra, 23 May 2012.

  • Michael Wesley
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Key Findings

  • How can Australia and China, on the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations, deepen their relationship past trade and investment?
  • A future political partnership would see Australia and China thinking of each other as a truly useful, open and interested interlocutor in thinking about and resolving its own governance problems
  • It is important that we in this room – and particularly you, the emerging leaders from China and Australia – to look at our differences as an opportunity