Vice-Regal Notes

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In Beijing, the Governor attended and witnessed the agreement between Victoria and China on cooperation on health policy development. The Governor met with Professor Zihe Rao, President of the Biophysical Society of China and the International Union for Pure and Applied Biophysics. The Governor and Mrs Chernov were received by the Australian Ambassador to China, Frances Adamson. Later, they attended dinner in their honour at the Australian Embassy in Beijing.

In Nanjing, China, the Governor and Mrs Chernov visited the Nanjing Agricultural University where they toured the campus and met with University Vice-President XU Xiang. Later, they visited the National Engineering and Technology Centre for Information Agriculture, before departing for Beijing. In the evening in Beijing, they attended a dinner hosted by the Chairman of the Beijing (Peking) University Alumni Association hosted by the Chairman LYU Desheng.

In China, the Governor and Mrs Chernov visited Nanjing Qixia Mountain and held discussion in regards to tourism. They were received at lunch by the Mayor of Nanjing, Miao Ruilin. Later that day, the Governor met with the Party Secretary of Jiangsu Province, Luo Zhijun. They visited Nanijng University and were received by the Vice President Yang Zhong. Afterwards they met and spoke with the current Hamer Scholars. In the evening they attended a dinner hosted by the Director General of Foreign Affairs Zou Wei.

The Governor and Mrs Chernov travelled to Suzhou. They toured the Southeast University-Monash University Joint Graduate School where they met with Southeast University's Vice President Mr Pu Yuepu and students. Later, they travelled to Nanjing where they attended a welcome dinner hosted by the Jiangsu Department of Art.

The Governor and Mrs Chernov met with the members of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and the Consul-General to Shanghai Ms Alice Cawte. Later, they were hosted to dinner by the Vice-Governor of Jiangsu Mr SHI Heping.

The Governor and Mrs Chernov departed Melbourne for an official visit to the People's Republic of China and the Republic of Korea.

The Governor and Mrs Chernov arrived in Cardinia Shire for an Official Visit. They received a briefing from Council before touring the My Place youth facility. They visited Living Learning Pakenham, before going on a walking tour of the Henry Family Children's Centre. They attended an official luncheon with Councillors at D'Angelo's Estate. In the afternoon, the Governor visited Officer Specialist School before visiting 9 Mile Fresh cool stores in Tynong before visiting the Pakenham Racing Club where he toured the racecourse redevelopment site.

Later, the Governor attended and spoke at the inaugural City of Casey and Cardinia Shire Business Awards at the Cardinia Cultural Centre where the Governor presented the Business of the Year Award, before returning to Government House.

The Governor hosted a morning tea for Victorian athletes of the Special Olympics 10th National Games. The Governor hosted a luncheon in honour of Dr JIANG Bo, Vice-President, Tongji University. The Governor, accompanied by Mr Charles Curwen, received Mr Sung Sub JUNG, Consul General of Korea in Melbourne.

The Governor presided at a meeting of the Executive Council at the Old Treasury Building. The Governor met with Professor Carolyn Evans, Honorary Secretary of the Victorian Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee and Professor Graham Hutchinson, General Secretary, The Rhodes Scholarships in Australia. The Governor hosted a luncheon for the members of the Victorian Rhodes Scholar Selection Committee. The Governor and Mrs Chernov hosted the 2014 Governor of Victoria Export Awards.

The Governor and Mrs Chernov attended the U3A Network bi-annual combined choral concert at the Melbourne Town Hall. Later, the Governor received Professor Amitabh Mattoo, Director of the Australia India Institute.