Australilan PM hails cooperation with China

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Added On August 9, 2018

 Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has hailed the strong ties between his country and China.

 
He has particularly underlined their collaboration in the fields of education and innovation.
 
Turnbull made the remarks when speaking at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) on Tuesday.
 
Trunbull said researcher Sean Li's work on graphene is a great example of the collaborative work in education between the two countries.
 
SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): MALCOLM TURNBULL, Australian Prime Minister
"Graphene is an extraordinarily thin and flexible material with 40 percent better conductivity than copper, and as a result of this work, UNSW has signed a 20 million (14.85 million U.S.) dollar deal with a Chinese company. It is expected to be able to boost transmissions by five percent which equates to saving 275 terawatt hours. So this is a great partnership, critical when the world is grappling with higher energy demands and costs."
 
Turnbull also said the partnerships between Chinese and Australian scientists have helped spur on developments of solar power across the globe.
 
SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): MALCOLM TURNBULL, Australian Prime Minister
"One of the most globally momentous collaborations between Australia and China has been that led by Professor Martin Green, who earlier this year became the first Australian to win the prestigious global energy prize for revolutionizing the efficiency and cost of solar photovoltaics."
 
Talking about collaboration in other fields, Turnbull expressed the willingness to work with China under the framework of Belt and Road Initiative.
 
SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) MALCOLM TURNBULL, Australian Prime Minister
"Global infrastructure investment is a good example of where countries should work together, as we are for example in the Asia Development Bank and more recently in the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank. We look forward to working with China on Belt and Road Initiative projects.”