|Consul General Hu Shan Pays Courtesy Call to Gough Whitlam|
On Friday, 5 December 2008, Chinese Consul-General HU Shan paid a courtesy call to Mr. Gough Whitlam,
Mr. Hu was very happy to know the 92-year-old was still in sound shape. He briefed Mr. Whitlam about the current bilateral relationship between
"Your Excellency has been an old friend of
Mr. Whitlam appreciated very much Mr. Hu's courtesy visit to him, and said he was sorry for being not able to attend Mr. Hu's position-assumption reception because of reduced mobility but would like to have a copy of Mr. Hu's speech thereof.
He happily recalled the decision-making process of this strategic
Mr. Whitlam was also very excited to go into details when talking about his meeting with then Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai during his first visit to
About the 2008
On behalf of the Chinese Consulate-General, Mr. Hu presented to Mr. Whitlam a Chinese craftwork as a souvenir.