According to some media reports, Bush had been battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and congestive heart problems in recent years.
It was also a time when the United States and Australia were preparing to send their troops to join the Vietnam War. "There were demonstrations in Beijing and we joined in. I was against the war anyway."
When Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered his historic address to the Australian Parliament on Nov 17, 2014, he noted the presence of Emeritus Professor Colin Mackerras of Griffith University in the audience.
He confirmed the League's political path would remain within the center-right, dismissing any chance of a possible alliance with populist M5S to form a government.
Chinese leaders Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Zhao Leji and Han Zheng attended the fourth plenary meeting of the first session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC).
Xi has fully displayed his farsightedness and his ability to design long-term strategy and demonstrate that he always maintains people's interests as the focus of his work. His deep concern for people's well-being has strengthened the cohesion of the Chinese nation, and has become the mainstay of the Party, the country and its people.
"Thirty years ago, it took a full day to reach Haikou from Sanya, which lies at the southern tip of the island, but now it takes less than two hours by high speed train, and there are other choices," said Hua Zetian, a rice-breeding expert who has worked in Hainan for 30 years.
After the 2018 Government Work Report was delivered to the first session of the 13th National People's Congress, ministries elaborated on key points related to China's economy at news conferences on the sidelines of the annual session of the NPC.
China is confident it will meet its 6.5 percent annual growth target this year, with more efforts to implement supply-side reforms and further promote economic opening up.