Jean Dong has had significant involvement in working with the Australian Governments to continue to strengthen Australia’s bi-lateral economic relationship with China. Jean worked closely with the Tasmanian Government and Chinese Government, initiating and leading the negotiation of the Memorandum of Understanding Modern Agriculture (Fruit Industry) System between the State of Tasmania and the Shaanxi Provincial People’s Government.
This Agreement was one of 14 country level engagements endorsed by President Xi Jinping and Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott in November 2014. Jean Dong was invited to meet with President Xi and other dignitaries. Jean was also invited by Minister Andrew Robb to witness the official signing of the ChAFTA in Canberra in June 2015. With Jean’s responsibility and achievement of executing this MOU in 2015, Jean was recognised by Tasmanian Government as one of the key person leading the growth of the Tasmania-China relationship in 2015 and invited to meet with the Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Consultative Conference and the Premier of Tasmania at the first anniversary of the visit to Tasmania by President Xi Jinping. .
With the passion to further strengthen the bi-lateral relationship between China and Australia, Jean established a not for profit organisation-the Australia-China Belt & Road Initiative in 2015. This organization will engage pioneering business leaders from China and Australia with a purpose of articulating the relevance of the Belt & Road strategy to Australian industries and identifying practical opportunities for expanded trade and investment.
Prior to her journey in Australia, Jean Dong was an accomplished young journalist and news anchor in China.
She was the awardee of the World Economic Forum New Champion Award in 2015 and the 2014 APEC Women Leadership Award.
Jean Dong Chief Executive Officer of Australia-China Belt and Road Initiative joins the line up of speakers at this year’s Mines and Money Asia. Download the programme now.