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His Excellency Zhou Wenzhong - Secretary General, Boao Forum for Asia, Immediate Past Ambassador to the United States

24 August 2012

Clarendon Ballroom, The Langham Hotel, One Southbank Avenue, Southbank, Melbourne

H.E. Zhou Wenzhong is a member of the 11th Chinese Peoples’ Political Consultative Conference, has held leading posts at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in China, most recently as Chinese Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States of America and prior to that as Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of China. He was Ambassador to Australia between 1998 and 2003.

The BFA annual forum is held in China and hosts high-level discussions for decision-makers from government, business and academia. Its aim is to address the most pressing issues in the Asia-Pacific Region and globally.  In its growing prestige and networks, it ranks alongside the World Economic Forum.

The CPPCC (Chinese Peoples’ Political Consultative Conference) is an important organ of multi-party cooperation and political consultation under the leadership of the CPC. It comprises the CPC, other political parties, mass organizations, representatives from all walks of life, compatriots of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao, as well as of returned overseas Chinese and others by special invitation.

With its new initiative of China House, Chambers & Company International Lawyers bring 31 years of experience in doing business with China and are proud to continue their support of China Inc. outbound investment. We would like to give special thanks to Chambers & Company for inviting Mr Zhou Wenzhong to Melbourne at this time.


Opening – The Hon. Richard Alston, TFS Corporations Ltd and ACBC Victoria State Committee
Introduction – Robin Chambers AO, Chambers & Co and a former President ACBC
Keynote Speech – H.E. Zhou Wenzhong, Secretary-General, Boao Forum for Asia (BFA)
Concluding Remarks 
– Sid Myer AM, Chairman of Asialink