Asia-Pacific

Feb 4, 2013

How China could shape Australia’s election campaign

Julia Gillard will take centre stage at a high-profile economic forum in China in two months. The Middle Kingdom may help shape Australia's election campaign, so the trip is significant.

Michael Sainsbury — Freelance correspondent in Asia and <em>Little Red Blog</em> Editor

Michael Sainsbury

Freelance correspondent in Asia and Little Red Blog Editor

China has the potential to play a significant role in Julia Gillard’s marathon election campaign — its economy, investment and military build-up are all significant issues. So it’s apt that in two months time, Gillard will make her second visit to China as prime minister when she takes the stage at the Boao Forum for Asia on the resort island of Hainan.

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