3:30pm - 5:00pm 09 Nov 2016 The Auditorium, China in the World Building (188), Fellows Lane, ANU
In this talk, Mr Li Zhaoxing will discuss China’s One Belt One Road Initiative (OBOR) and the Sino-Australian relationship. OBOR refers to the ‘Silk Road Economic Belt and Twenty-First Century Maritime Silk Road’, which aims to enhance China’s connection and cooperation with other parts of Asia, Europe, and Africa through increased regional trade as well as cultural exchange.
Mr Li Zhaoxing is the President of the China Public Diplomacy Association, dedicated to people-to-people exchange between China and abroad. From 2003 to 2007, he was China’s Foreign Minister, and he has also served as the Permanent Representative and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the PRC to the United Nations, and Ambassador of China to the United States. Mr Li was appointed Chairman of Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People’s Congress in 2008.