On 15 August, the Australia-China Joint Economic Report (ACJER) was launched at the Australian National University. Minister Cai Wei from the Embassy of the P.R.C attended the event and delivered a speech. The speakers at the event included Vice-Chancellor Professor Shirley Leitch, Emeritus Professor Peter Drysdale and Prof. Richard Rigby from the ANU, the Shadow Minister for Trade Dr Andrew Leigh MP and Dr He Fan, the representative for Chinese scholars. More than 100 participants joined the event.
The report was co-authored by leading researchers in both China and Australia. It made a series of policy suggestions to guide the development of the economic and bilateral relations between China and Australia over the next decade.