China

China, officially the People’s Republic of China, is a unitary sovereign state in East Asia and the world’s most populous country, with a population of around 1.404 billion. China also has the most neighbour counties in the world. Australia’s growing diplomatic network in China includes the embassy in Beijing and consulates in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu and Hong Kong, with a new consulate planned for Shenyang in 2018. Community and cultural links continue to develop strongly and play a vital role in the Australia-China relationship. Chinese migration started in the middle of the nineteenth century and Chinese is now the second most spoken language in Australia after English. Chinese Australians have contributed significantly to the development of Australia and also promote people-to-people links with China. In addition to immigration, education, trade and tourism bolster these links.

 

China

Related Links

Local Australia-China Friendship Society NT Branch

Chinese Community of Northern Australia (CCNA)