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In the morning, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC, Governor of New South Wales, and Mr Dennis Wilson travelled to Guangzhou, beginning a Vice Regal Mission to the People’s Republic of China. The visit marks the 40th anniversary of the Sister-State relationship between New South Wales and Guangdong Province, reinforces the important relationship between China and New South Wales, and shows support for the NSW-Guangdong Joint Economic Meeting to be held in Sydney in October.

As a consequence of the Governor’s departure from the State, His Excellency the Honourable TF Bathurst AC, Lieutenant-Governor of New South Wales, assumed administration of the Government of New South Wales.

In the evening, the Governor and Mr Wilson were received by His Excellency Mr Ma Xingrui, Governor of Guangdong, and Guangdong Foreign Affairs Officials. Thereafter, the Governor and Mr Wilson were guests of honour at a dinner hosted by Governor Ma Xingrui, at the Zhudao Guest House.

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