China-Australia trading relationship has been growing
By CGTN’s Liang Rui
“Our relationship with China – that is, Western Australia – is incredibly strong and grows every year,” said Mark McGowan, the premier of Western Australia.
He was confident in the future of cooperation between the two countries when talking to CGTN about its importance for both countries and hundreds of thousands of citizens.
“Their jobs depend upon the relationships,” he explained. “It has not faltered in the last 30 years and continues to get stronger.”
McGowan’s comments were based on past experience and his prediction of development trends.
“China is looking for LNG (liquefied natural gas) because it has less pollution, and Western Australia is going to be the world’s biggest supplier of LNG very shortly,” McGowan said, adding that Australia’s products are also competitive thanks to the short distance between the two countries.
The newly elected premier said he would keep the bilateral trade relationship strong for people in Western Australia, who depend on the country’s economic growth, especially in tourism sector.
“I’d like to say that the mining relationship continues to be strong and our LNG industry is strong, agricultural products strong. But I would like to see an enhancement in tourism,” McGowan said.
“There are lots of investment opportunities [in Western Australia]. So whether it’s in mining or renewable energy, agriculture or property, there are investment opportunities in Western Australia we will welcome."
McGowan noted that the idea also fits well with the Chinese government’s policy initiatives.
With policies of opening up in the two countries, further teamwork between China and Australia is worth looking forward to.