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  • Imports from China A$47,238 million
  • Exports to China A$94,709 million
  • Capital Beijing
  • Official Language Mandarin
  • Area 9,561,000 sq km
  • Population 1,360.8 million

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Insight - Protecting intellectual property rights in China
8 Aug 2014
Protecting Intellectual property rights can present certain challenges for Australian companies in many jurisdictions and China is no exception.
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Exports to key Asian trade partners increase (Ministerial)
5 Jun 2014
he Australian Bureau of Statistics Trade in Goods and Services April data released today shows that Australian exports have increased 11 per cent from last year with resources exports increasing 19 pe ...
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APEC Forum confirms economic gain by increasing women’s participation (Ministerial)
27 May 2014
The 2014 APEC Women and the Economy Forum (WEF) has strongly reaffirmed the importance of unlocking the immense economic opportunities that come from increasing women’s participation in the regional e ...
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Australia’s exports to China exceed $100 billion in 2013 (Ministerial)
21 May 2014
New trade and services data highlighting the importance of China as Australia’s major trading partner demonstrates why concluding a Free Trade Agreement with the world’s second biggest economy is a hi ...

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Country Profile

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    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
    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
    The bilateral relationship continues to grow in breadth and depth. The relationship is soundly based on strong economic and trade complementarities and assisted by a comprehensive program of high-level visits and activities.
    » read more at DFAT


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