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JBD CEO speaks about friendship

NSW JBD CEO Darren Bark spoke at an event marking 50 years of diplomatic ties between Australia and China.

From left: Darren Bark, Chinese consul-general in Sydney Zhou Limin, former trade minister Andrew Robb and China's ambassador to Australia, Xiao Qian.
From left: Darren Bark, Chinese consul-general in Sydney Zhou Limin, former trade minister Andrew Robb and China's ambassador to Australia, Xiao Qian.

NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBD) CEO Darren Bark was among the guest speakers at a gala event earlier this month marking 50 years of diplomatic relations between Australia and China.

Bark spoke about the similarities and warm friendship between the local Jewish and Chinese communities, noting the Chinese community firmly opposes antisemitism and other forms of discrimination.

He also reflected on the work the JBD does with interfaith communities across NSW and said he looked forward to working closer together on events and initiatives of mutual interest and for the benefit of the entire state.

“It was an honour and a privilege to address the Chinese community on this important occasion marking 50 years of ties with Australia,” Bark said.

“The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies looks forward to fostering closer relations with the local Chinese community and other community groups across our state. When we work together, we are stronger than when we are alone, and it was pleasing to hear the Chinese community reiterate their support for the Jewish community.”

Other guests included NSW MPs Geoff Lee, Tim James, Jason Yat-sen Li and Jenny Leong, and shadow treasurer Daniel Mookhey.

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