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Monday, 17 November 2014
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The SPEAKER (15:36): I invite members and senators to take their seats and, on behalf of the House, I welcome as guests the President of the Senate and honourable senators to this sitting of the House of Representatives to hear an address by his Excellency, Mr Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China.

His Excellency Xi Jinping having been announced and escorted into the chamber—

The SPEAKER: Mr President, I welcome you to the House of Representatives chamber. Your address today on this significant occasion makes history in this House.