Strengthening Queensland's relationship with China
His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland, and Mrs Kaye de Jersey visited the People’s Republic of China from 17 - 24 March 2018, promoting and fostering Queensland’s trade, business, science and research, education and cultural ties with China.
The Governor and Mrs de Jersey attended a number of engagements in Queensland’s Sister-State, the Municipality of Shanghai, as well as in Wuhan and Beijing, including:
- visiting the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute Pasteur of Shanghai to be briefed on their joint malaria vaccine research project with Griffith University;
- meeting with Queensland business leaders in Shanghai;
- unveiling the plaque at the official opening of Shanghai Yongchang Hill’s Golf Academy, the result of almost 10 years of exchange and cooperation in junior golf training between Shanghai Yongchang Private School and Queensland’s Hills International College;
- visiting the Hubei Provincial Library and viewing the Hubei-Queensland children’s painting exchange exhibition;
- addressing a lunch in support of Queensland as an international student destination;
- address the second-round shortlisted students in the Queensland Cup “Amazing Hubei” English language talent competition;
- meeting with leaders in Shanghai, Wuhan and Beijing.
China is Queensland’s largest trading partner and is a major investor in the State.
China has become one of Queensland’s most important knowledge partners, with leading Queensland and Chinese scientists working together on research into issues of global significance.
China is Queensland's largest source country for international students.