China exchange student adds bilateral diplomacy to resume

27 April 2016
Elliott Johnson and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
Elliott Johnson and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

A University of Queensland student on exchange in China has some new credentials to add to his CV improving China—Australia relations alongside world leaders.

Elliott Johnson was selected as a volunteer for the Agribusiness Stream during this month’s Australia Week in China (AWIC), led by the Minister for Trade and Investment Steven Ciobo and attended by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

The commerce and economics student is studying at Peking University in China with the support of a New Colombo Plan (NCP) Mobility Grant. He was one of a select group of students chosen by the NCP Secretariat to volunteer during the event.

“AWIC is a week-long promotion of Australian companies seeking to engage with Chinese partners,” Mr Johnson said.

“Through the Australian Embassy and NCP, I was fortunate to meet Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull MP on his two-day visit to China.

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