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SRCIC Vice Chairman Li Zhonghang attending One Belt One Road in Australia conference
10 Jul 2018

 

H.E. Cheng Jingye, Chinese Ambassador to Australia (L8), Mr. Yin Zonghua, Vice Chairman of CCPIT and CCOIC (L9), Mr. Li Zhonghang, Vice Chairman and Secretary General of SRCIC (R6), Mr. Liu An’dong, President of Sinosteel Group Corporation Limited (L7) and Mr. Xu Xiaodong, Deputy General Manager of CIIC (R5)

 

On 10 July 2018, the conference One Belt One Road in Australia, organized by Australia China Business Council (ACBC), was held in Darwin. The conference attracted over 200 leaders from government and commercial associations, as well as representatives from Chinese and Australian enterprises, including Chief Minister of Northern Territory Michal Gunner, Chinese Ambassador to Australia Cheng Jingye, Former Australian ambassador to China Geoff Raby, Chairman of ACBC John Brumby, President of ACBC North Territory Daryl Guppy, Vice Chairman of China Council for Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC) Yin Zonghua, Vice Chairman and Secretary General of Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (SRCIC) Li Zhonghang.

 

One Belt One Road in Australia Conference

 

At the opening ceremony, H.E. Michal Gunner, Chief Minister of Northern Territory emphasized, “Darwin which locates at the southern end of the Maritime Silk Road, is the ideal location for this ground-breaking discussion. Government of the Northern Territory government strongly supports the Belt and Road Initiative and would like to take this opportunity to attract investment to the Northern Territory and enhance connections between Australia and China.”

 

Chinese Ambassador to Australia Cheng Jingye addresses the Opening ceremony

 

H.E. Cheng Jingye, Chinese Ambassador to Australia said, “I am very glad to see the development of business cooperation between Australia and China. Take the direct route from Shenzhen to Darwin opened by Donghai Airline as an example, the flying time of the new route is shorter than flying from Canberra to Darwin. The Belt and Road Initiative is not China’s solo, but an ensemble played by all countries along the Silk Road. The cooperation between China and Australia under the Belt and Road Initiative will strengthen the relationship of the two countries.”

 

SRCIC Vice Chairman and Secretary General Li Zhonghang delivers a speech

 

Mr. Li Zhonghang, Vice Chairman and Secretary General of Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (SRCIC) expressed in his speech that Australia and China owned solid foundation in trade cooperation. The combination of the Belt and Road Initiative and the Development Vision for Northern Australia will further promote Sino-Australian collaboration as well as regional economic development.

 

Official meeting

 

In the afternoon, Mr. Li Zhonghang joined the official meeting with Chief Minister of Northern Territory Michal Gunner, Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics and Minister for Environment and Natural Resources Eva Lawler, Chinese Ambassador to Australia Cheng Jingye, Vice Chairman of China Council for Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC) Yin Zonghua and other heads of Chinese enterprises.

 

Mr. Li presents SRCIC customized souvenir to H.E. Michal Gunner(L)

Mr. Li presents SRCIC customized souvenir to H.E. Eva Lawler(R)

 

Li Zhonghang and H.E. Cheng Jingye (L)

Li Zhonghang and Daryl Guppy (R)

 

Li Zhonghang also met and communicated with Former Australian Ambassador to China Geoff Raby, Chairman of ACBC John Brumby, Managing Director and CEO of West Side Corporation and Vice President of Landbridge Group Milk Hughes, Deputy General Manager of China National Travel Service Group Corporation Fu Zhuoyang, and Director of Northern Territory Airports Pty Ltd Barry Coulter.

 

Li Zhonghang and John Brumby

 

Source: China News and Chinese embassy in Australia official website