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China
  • Imports from China A$49,33 billion
  • Exports to China A$101,54 billion
  • Capital Beijing
  • Official Language Mandarin
  • Area 9,561,000 sq km
  • Population 1,360.8 million

Events

Premium Australia – Showcasing Australian food and beverages to China 2015
16 Mar 2015 - 20 Mar 2015
Beijing, Kunming, Xiamen , China
China International Education Exhibition Tour (CIEET) 2015
21 Mar 2015 - 22 Mar 2015
Beijing , China
VET Forum on Aged Care and Health 2015
22 Apr 2015 - 23 Apr 2015
Chengdu , China
Medical Mission to China 2015
12 May 2015 - 15 May 2015
China , China
Natural Australia: International mission to China Beauty Expo 2015
19 May 2015 - 21 May 2015
Shanghai , China

Last updated: 3 Dec 2014

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Country Profile

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  • ECONOMIC CLIMATE
    China's increasing middle class and urbanised population – whose income is on average three times that of rural areas – is demanding more sophisticated services, providing opportunities to diversify our trade relationship.
    » read more at DFAT
  • POLITICAL CLIMATE
    On 21 December 2012, Australia and China marked 40 years of diplomatic relations. The signing of the Joint Communiqué establishing diplomatic relations in 1972 marked a significant turning point in the bilateral relationship.
    » read more at DFAT
  • TRADE RELATIONS
    The Australia-China bilateral relationship is extensive and continues to grow in breadth and depth. It is based on strong economic and trade complementarities and assisted by a comprehensive program of high level visits and wide-ranging cooperation activities.
    » read more at DFAT

 

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