Vice-Regal Notes

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In Busan, Korea, the Governor and Mrs Chernov visited the UN Memorial Park and laid wreaths on behalf of the people of Victoria at the Australian cemetery area before returning to Seoul. In the evening, as guests of honour, the Governor and Mrs Chernov, attended "The Experience Victoria" Dinner in Seoul, where the Governor delivered an address. 

The Governor and Mrs Chernov visited the World IT Show 2014 Exhibition in Busan South Korea and attended a lunch hosted by the Ambassador for International Relationship Mr Shin Yeong-Sung. In the afternoon they visited Busan Newport Co.Ltd and toured the Port of Busan. Later, they then visited Dong-A University Medical Centre and inspected the Robotic Surgery Centre, the Carbio-cerebroascular Centre and Health Improvement Centre.

In Seoul, the Governor met with the Australian Ambassador to Korea HE Bill Paterson. The Governor and Mrs Chernov held a luncheon for the Korea Foundation. In the afternoon they visited Sejong City and met with Kwon Deok Cheol the Assistant Minister for Health Policy at the Ministry of Health and Welfare. Later, they visited the the Korean National Institute of Health.

On Tuesday the Governor and Mrs Chernov travelled by train from Seoul to Busan and were received by the Vice Mayor for Administrative Affairs at City Hall. In the evening they met with the Mayor of Busan Suh Byung-soo and then were the guests of honour at the Victoria Week Anniversary Dinner to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the sister state relationship between the State of Victoria and the City of Busan.

The Governor and Mrs Chernov toured The Oriental Plaza development in Beijing before departing for the Republic of Korea.

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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.