Speaking to dignitaries which included China's Ambassador to Australia Cheng Jingye and Consulate General Gu Xiaojie, at a University of New South Wales event.
Turnbull said collaboration between industry and institutions both in Australia and overseas are essential to getting the greatest benefits from academic research. "UNSW has embraced international partnerships and collaboration, particularly with China through the Torch Program," he said.
Identifying the energy sector as a major area where both countries should continue to work together, due to the shared challenges of providing affordable and sustainable energy to remote areas, Turnbull explained how partnerships between the two states have helped spur on the solar power industry across the globe.
"We look forward to working with China on the Belt and Road Initiative projects," and "Generally we welcome more investment in infrastructure in our region," Turnbull said.