Australia: Australia’s foreign minister Kevin Rudd on Australia-China 2.0 at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies to cement Australia’s continued growth with China firmly in their sights.
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Australia-China 2.0, the next stage in our economic partnership
Guangdong University of Foreign Studies
Speech by Kevin Rudd
Source – Australian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, published 22 May 2011
Yesterday, driving into Guangzhou and past the strikingly beautiful new Opera House, I was reminded of how much China has changed since I first came here.
At that time, just as China’s economic reform and open door policies of 1978 were starting to take effect, it was unthinkable that a foreign company could play a part in designing such an important and cutting-edge building in China.
The Opera House, whose acoustics were designed by Australian firm Marshall Day, is a symbol of how far China has come in just 30 years, from the inward looking China of the Cultural Revolution, to the outward looking China of the 21st century. Read the rest of this entry »