10 September 2003

Doorstop Interview, Parliament House :

Yes I am. I'm delighted that sometime in the next little time we'll have in Australia in fairly close proximity not only the President of the United States but also the President of China. It symbolises the diversity of Australia's relationships. It demonstrates that the closeness of our relationship with the United States in no way inhibits our close relationship with countries in Asia, in this case China. We are unapologetic about our relationship with the United States and the world knows that, but it doesn't alter the fact that we have a very close relationship with China and that is to our benefit and it's something that I've worked very hard to bring about.

Thus is going to be interesting, to say the least. I predict heavy googling to determine if Hu Jintao shares George Bush's interest in rugby.

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