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Stronger Together Campaign

Iconic Victorian landmarks have been lit up in red and gold in February as part of the push to show solidarity with Victoria’s Chinese communities.

As part of the push, some of Victoria’s most important buildings – including the Arts Centre, the NGV, the Melbourne Museum, Melbourne Town Hall and Flinders Street Station – were lit up in red and gold as a symbol of solidarity with Chinese Victorians.

Working with the Australia China Business Council, several economic roundtables will bring Chinese community leaders together to share ideas on how to revitalise local businesses and boost trade, with the outbreak already having a significant impact on the hospitality, tourism and international education sectors.

Further, the Victorian Government intends to lead a delegation of 100 Victorian businesses to China to further strengthen trade relations.

At home, the Government will also host a dinner for the Chinese community – including diplomatic, business and student leaders – paying tribute to the contributions our Chinese communities make to our state every day.

The same stories of contribution will be featured across several government digital platforms, sharing with more Victorians the profound role our Chinese communities have played in shaping our state and our nation.

New AFL game and Chinese festival announced for June

The Victorian Government has secured the AFL Round 12 game between St Kilda and Port Adelaide which has been relocated from Shanghai to Melbourne and will harness the occasion to celebrate the local Chinese community.

The match had been scheduled to take place on 31 May, but due to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, the St Kilda home game will now be played at Marvel Stadium on Sunday, 7 June.

This game and the weekend itself are an opportunity to demonstrate solidarity with China and Victoria’s Chinese community as part of the休戚与共 (Stronger Together) campaign, which is urging Victorians to unite as we face up to the global challenge of COVID-19.

In addition, this is a chance for the Victorian business community to learn more about trade and investment opportunities with Chinese partners, with key organisations including Alibaba and PWC already on board.

The St Kilda v Port Adelaide game will be played at 5:40pm on Sunday, 7 June.

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