On 21 December 2017, we celebrate the 45th anniversary of Australia-China diplomatic relations.


The 45th anniversary is an important milestone for the ever-expanding relationship between our countries. It is an opportunity to celebrate the evolution and diversity of Australia-China relations. The Australia-China bilateral relationship has strong economic, trade and political credentials. But we also share a long history of people-to-people links, going back for over a century.


45 Years, 45 Stories is a collection of stories told from Australian and Chinese perspectives that speak to the breadth and depth of the friendship between our peoples.


The stories celebrate the multifaceted community and cultural links – across sports, science, the arts, business and academia – that are the fabric of the Australia-China relationship.


45 Years, 45 Stories is an initiative of the Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.



45 Years, 45 Stories is supported by People’s Daily Online Australia