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Hundreds gather in Melbourne for World Chinese Economic Forum

Hundreds gather in Melbourne for World Chinese Economic Forum

Updated 13 November 2012, 10:35 AEDT

Hundreds of participants from 25 countries have gathered in Melbourne for a meeting of business and community leaders from the global Chinese diaspora.

It is the first time the World Chinese Economic Forum has been held outside Malaysia.

In his opening remarks, the Premier of Victoria, Ted Baillieu, spoke of the enormous opportunities of the Asean-China-Australia relationship.

The strong Malaysian contingent at the conference is being led by the country's deputy prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin.

In his keynote address, the deputy PM stressed the importance of Chinese-owned businesses to the Malaysian economy and nation building.

Speakers: Muhyiddin Yassin, Malaysia's deputy prime minister; Ted Baillieu, Victorian premier

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