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Australia locks in annual leadership talks with China

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posted on Apr, 9 2013 @ 07:58 AM

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has laid out her vision for a "new level of partnership" between Australia and China, locking in a major new agreement that will see annual leadership talks.
Ms Gillard and new Chinese premier Li Keqiang formally agreed to the partnership at a meeting in Beijing this evening.[...]

Some see the agreement as potentially the greatest single leap in relations for the two countries since diplomatic recognition back in 1972.
China only has this type of yearly dialogue with Russia, Germany, Britain and the EU.


Seems the Aussies will be play both sides of the field. a 'pig on a spit', if you will!

edit on 4/9/2013 by semperfortis because: Corrected ALL CAPS

posted on Apr, 9 2013 @ 08:19 AM

Originally posted by CristobalColonic

Seems the Aussies will be play both sides of the field. ...

nah, china's gunna play australia like a fiddle.

our leaders squabble over petty crap at home, we're no where near smart enough to compete on the world stage like this.

plus we are greedy, we'll sell the clothes of our mothers backs for AUD$... the chinese will just outright own us.

posted on Apr, 9 2013 @ 08:22 AM
reply to post by CristobalColonic

Australia has the unalienable right to decide for Herself who she is friends with, who she trades with and who she talks to. No other country has the right to force us to choose sides.

Besides, we don't take either side too seriously.

That's just us. Hell, we don't take our own polygons seriously. The red headed one is a hexagon in a triangular hole.


posted on Apr, 9 2013 @ 10:03 AM
It's just interesting to see how integral a part of the the U.S.'s "Pacific shift" the minnow Australia is becoming. It wouldn't surprise me if a Wikileakage of the U.S. goading the Aussies into pressing for this new Sino bromance were to surface in future...

posted on Apr, 9 2013 @ 10:31 AM
Nothing wrong with China helping Australia getting richer and vice versa.

I am sure this is going to freak the US out but Australia really doesn't like your divide and conquer tactics, they are so 20th century.

Australia needs a lot of Chinese money and China needs a safer place to park their money. USA isn't so safe now.

Australia got nothing to lose as a resource rich country as the Chinese will be paying them with good old A$ instead of some fiat money of a failing empire.

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