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Former Australian PM hails China's achievement


10:14, September 26, 2011

SYDNEY, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Bob Hawke, former Australian Prime Minister, has said China's achievement and peaceful rise contribute greatly to the world's progress and prosperity.

Speaking at a reception held Friday at China's Consulate General in Sydney to commemorate the 62nd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, Hawke said China had achieved unparalleled achievement in the past 62 years, which not only improved Chinese people's living standard, but also contributed much to the prosperity of the world. "Many countries have benefited from it (China's achievement). The Asian region of course benefited from it. But I would suggest you that no country in the world has benefited more from China's achievement than us in Australia," he said.

Hawke said Australia and China have established a remarkable relationship. "Australia has been in a better position amid the global financial crisis than most developed countries,.... fundamentally because of this remarkable bilateral relationship and continuously booming market in China."

Other keynoters including Duan Jielong, Chinese consul-general in Sydney and Barry O'Farrell, state premier of New South Wales, also shared their insights with hundreds of guests upon China's progress and the promising prospect of China-Australian friendship.


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Hammad Sethi at 2011-10-1857.66.70.*
English Christians hate Muslims and Chinese more than all other Christians. Britain on its own is nothing more than a skunk and cannot challenge the Muslims or the Chinese. Britain uses US or Vatican"s violent policies towards Muslims to portray itself as a big Christian terrorist power and to deal with Muslims and Chinese from a position of strength. USA and Europe encourage Britain to carry on with this policy to isolate Britain, to make Britain feel more dependent on the rest of the European Christians, and to lure it into Europe.

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