BEIJING, June 20 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping arrived in the city of Melbourne Saturday afternoon, starting his five-day official visit to Australia.
The following are some notable remarks by Xi during his activities Saturday in Melbourne.
"Further deepening the China-Australian comprehensive cooperative relationship is in the basic interest of both countries and both peoples, it will also benefit the peace and development of the Asia-Pacific region and the world at large."
"I believe, my visit will further consolidate mutual trust, deepen the friendship between the two nations and expand substantial cooperation on a wide range of fields, so as to push the China-Australia comprehensive cooperative relationship to a higher level."
"Exchanges and cooperation at state and province level are important to bilateral relations. In recent years, friendly cooperation between Victoria state and China has achieved positive results, especially in trade and education sectors."
"Joint efforts can be made in technological cooperation, especially the high technology sector such as the research and manufacturing of clean energy automobiles."