Project contributors


The Australia-China High Level talks are sponsored by:

The State Government of Victoria

Department of State Development, Business and Innovation
Victoria is Australia's leading economy - innovative, dynamic and sustainable.
The Department of State Development, Business and Innovation's Vision, Mission, Objectives and Values support the Government's strategic direction for a stronger, fairer and safer Victoria. In particular the Department supports the Government's goal of a stronger economy with sustained growth.

Air China

Air China is China’s exclusive national flag carrier for civil aviation, a member of the Star Alliance, the world’s largest airline alliance, and it was the official airline partner of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. It ranks first among domestic airline brands (evaluated by the World Brand Laboratory as having a brand value of RMB 61.885 billion in 2012) and it leads its domestic competitors in passenger and air freight transport and related services.


Centre for Dialogue, La Trobe University

Established in 2006, the Centre for Dialogue is a major initiative of La Trobe University. Specialising in the theory and practice of dialogue across all its cultural, religious, political and economic dimensions, by broadening and deepening our understanding of dialogue, the Centre believes we can begin to address the many problems of coexistence that remain essentially unresolved. Several research and educational projects and important national and international partnerships and networks have been developed over the last six years. The scope of the Centre for Dialogue's research is continuously evolving and responding to the various challenges and opportunities presented by the remarkable changes taking place in the Asia-Pacific region.

Centre for China Studies, La Trobe University 

The Centre for China Studies was formally established in March 2007 under the auspices of La Trobe University, Peking University and Beijing Foreign Studies University. It is the first such joint Centre specifically dedicated to China studies established in Australia. The Centre strives to be a leading Centre in strengthening and developing relationships between Australia and China. It has proactively initiated and engaged in forging strategic links between La Trobe University and leading Chinese universities and research institutions, facilitating staff exchange and student mobility, providing an international wide platform for research collaborations among scholars all over the world in China studies and enhancing the cultural understanding and exchange between the two countries.

Peking University

Peking University is a comprehensive and national key university in Beijing, China. The campus, known as Yan Yuan (the garden of Yan), is situated at Haidian District in the western suburb of Beijing, with a total area of 2,743,532 square metres (or 274 hectares). It stands near to the Yuanmingyuan Garden and the Summer Palace.

Peking University is proud of its outstanding faculty, including 53 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 7 members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and 14 members of the Third World Academy of Sciences.

The university has effectively combined research on important scientific subjects with the training of personnel with a high level of specialised knowledge and professional skill as demanded by the country's socialist modernisation. It strives not only for improvements in teaching and research work, but also for the promotion of interaction and mutual promotion among various disciplines. 

Peking University has become a centre for teaching and research and a university of a new type, embracing diverse branches of learning such as basic and applied sciences, social sciences and the humanities, and sciences of medicine, management, and education. Its aim is to rank among the world's best universities in the future.

Centre for Cultural Industries, Peking University

The Centre for Cultural Industries, Peking University (ICIPKU), founded on October 1999, aims to integrate related academic and teaching resources of Peking University, expand the study on industry theory and policy and cultivate senior management elites. In June 2002, on the basis of ICIPKU, the National Research Base for Cultural Industries Innovation and Development was set up by the Ministry of Culture and Peking University. As a trans-subject school-level institute, ICIPKU has completed more than 30 research projects affiliated to central governments, published a large number of academic monographs, conducted more than 40 cultural industry development plans of local government, and cultivated more than 2000 experts in the field of cultural industries in the past 10 years.

Australia China Business Council of Victoria

The Australia China Business Council (ACBC) is the premier business organisation dedicated to promoting business and trade between Australia and the People’s Republic of China.

ACBC is a membership-based organisation, with branches in New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Victoria providing business-focused information and events for members in all industries.

With China’s continuing strong economic growth, there are many significant opportunities for Australian and Chinese business to create lasting and highly valuable commercial partnerships.