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Australia-EU Meet; China Looms Again

  • January 22nd, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

eu-parlt-strasbourg.jpg“Greetings me old China” might have been a theme of the conversation in Strasbourg this week when the President of the European parliament, Jerzy Buzek, met his visiting counterpart, Harry Jenkins, Speaker of Australia’s House of Representatives (18.1.11).

flags-combine-acus.jpgWhenever the Asia – Pacific comes under discussion anywhere in the world, the “C” word always features these days. See EUAustralia Online, “Brits minding relations in Asia – Pacific”, 19.1.11.

A communique from the handshake in Strasbourg said: “In the Asia Pacific region, Australia and the EU take a similar approach in most respects: global and regional security, constructive engagement with China, cooperative aid operations in the Pacific islands region …”.



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