Julia Gillard to sign historic China agreement

Julia Gillard to sign historic China agreement

Prime Minister Julia Gillard will give a keynote speech in Beijing today, to set out her vision for the long term relationship between China and Australia.

Ms Gillard will also sign an historic “strategic partnership” deal with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, in a formal ceremony at the Great Hall of the People.

She’s expected to tell the audience she wants Australia’s partnership with China to move beyond the economy, and into the trade of skills knowledge and education.

Ms Gillard is also set to outline her hopes for a closer defence relationship, saying the countries’ shared interests in aid and experience in disaster relief will be a massive asset to the region.

She’s also expected to call for trilateral military exercises between Australia, China and the US.

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