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 2 ADDRESS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

The Speaker extended a welcome to the President of the Senate and Senators. The President of the People's Republic of China, His Excellency Hu Jintao, was announced.

The Speaker extended a welcome to President Hu.

The Speaker also welcomed Mr Wang Gang, Director, General Office, Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and other senior officials from the People's Republic of China present in the gallery.

Mr Howard (Prime Minister) welcomed President Hu.

Mr Crean (Leader of the Opposition) supported the remarks of the Prime Minister.

The Speaker invited President Hu to address the meeting of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

President Hu then addressed the meeting.

The Speaker, on behalf of Members and Senators, expressed thanks to President Hu.

President Hu then withdrew from the Chamber.