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Chinese State Councillor visits UNSW

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Madam Liu’s visit aimed to strengthen UNSW’s strategic partnership with China in the areas of education, science and technology.

Chinese State Councillor Madam Liu Yandong visits UNSW 

Chinese State Councillor and Member of the Chinese Communist Party Politburo, Madam Liu Yandong, has visited UNSW to mark the 40th anniversary of Australia-China diplomatic relations. 

Hosted by UNSW International and the Confucius Institute, Madam Liu’s visit aimed to strengthen UNSW’s strategic partnership with China in the areas of education, science and technology. 

“UNSW is the first stop of my visit to Australia. This shows the importance of the contributions made by this university to the cooperation between our two countries.”

“The visit points to a future bilateral relationship increasingly driven by innovation, education and new partnerships between the higher education sector and industry,” said UNSW’s recently appointed Director of China Strategy and Development and Director of the Confucius Institute, Laurie Pearcey, who interpreted for the Vice-Chancellor.

Madam Liu was accompanied by a senior delegation including the Chinese Minister for Education Yuan Guiren and Vice Minister of Science & Technology Wang Zhigang.