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M e d i a R e l e a s e

The Hon. Philip Ruddock MR Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600

Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs Telephone: (06) 277 7860 Facsimile: (06) 273 4144

MRS 46/96

MINISTER TO VISIT CHINA

The Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, Philip Ruddock will undertake a short visit to the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) next week.

Mr Ruddock will visit Beijing and during his stay will hold meetings with senior representatives from keys areas of the PRC Government, including the Ministries of Civil Affairs, Public Security, Foreign Affairs and the State Ethnic Affairs

Commission.

During the course of his visit, the Minister will discuss issues relating to the illegal movement of people, as well as the development of bona fide tourism and business visitor links with Australia.

The Minister will be in the PRC for three days.

CANBERRA 8 August 1996

MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Ingram 0419 278 715 (06) 277 7860