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FACTDROP: Australia to boost diplomat presence in China: official


Australia to boost diplomat presence in China: official

Πηγή: People's Daily
By Xinhua
Oct 20 2011

CANBERRA, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Secretary Dennis Richardson on Thursday said Australia will boost diplomatic presence in China.

Richardson said Australia's representation to China was lagging behind whencomparing to other Western nations, and the Labor government is aware of theproblem.

"If you go back 15 or 20 years, we were leading the pack in terms of representation.We've now fallen off the pack," he told a Senate estimates committee in Canberra onThursday.

"But I believe it is only a matter of time before we have further representation in China.

"I'm not suggesting that will be in the next few months or next year but I think there is anacknowledgement that we are underdone there."

Richardson added that he broadly agrees with the proposition that DFAT's overseasrepresentation is too small, despite small boosts in recent years.

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