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07 November 2018

Australia's Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, is leading Australia’s delegation to President Xi Jinping’s inaugural China International Import Expo in Shanghai and Hong Kong this week.

During the week Minister Birmingham announced that the Australian Football League has extended its commitment to hold a Toyota AFL Premiership Season match in Shanghai for another three years through to 2021.

Kicking off this extension of commitment, the AFL in partnership with Tourism Australia will present a match between the St Kilda and Port Adelaide Football Clubs. Minister Birmingham today announced a renewal of Tourism Australia’s Memorandum of Understanding with China Eastern Airlines for marketing activities and to work with key distribution partners in China on travel packages.

China Eastern operates from five cities in China to three cities in Australia delivering 35 flights per week.