On March 23, 2018, Zhang Yongjun, Deputy Chief Economist of CCIEE met with Professor Peter Drysdale of the Australian National University. Xu Chaoyou, Director-General of the Department of External Affairs, Liu Xiangdong, Deputy Director of the Economic Research Department were present at the meeting. The two sides exchanged opinions on the joint research of Sino-Australian relations.
Zhang Yongjun said that it is of great significance to promote China-Australia bilateral trade and infrastructure investment cooperation under the Belt and Road framework. CCIEE is willing to conduct joint research with the Australian National University on this issue.
Dr. Drysdale hopes that the two sides can continue to strengthen cooperative research and invited CCIEE researchers to take part in the seminar which will be hosted in Australia.
The two sides also discussed the upcoming seminar and expressed their willingness to advance the joint research and make sure that everything goes to plan.