This is the transcript of the joint press conference held by the President of the People’s Republic of China, Hu Jintao, and the Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard, at Parliament House, Canberra.
It followed a special joint sitting of the Parliament that was addressed by the Chinese President.
- Listen to the press conference:
Transcript of joint press conference by Prime Minister John Howard and Chinese President Hu Jintao
PRIME MINISTER HOWARD:
Mr President, ladies and gentlemen. This news conference will be by way of consecutive translation. I will make a short opening statement, the President will make a short opening statement and then they’ll be two questions. Two from the Chinese media and then two from the Australian media.
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