Prime Minister Tony Abbott will wrap up his first official visit to North Asia with a tour of the 600-year-old Forbidden City in China.
Mr Abbott is expected to visit the imperial palace of China’s ancient dynasties following a meeting with his business delegation in Beijing.
The high-powered business entourage, including top banking and corporate CEOs, will brief the prime minister about what’s been achieved on the sidelines of his trade mission to North Asia.
The prime minister will also visit an Australian business that’s just opened its doors in China, before later heading to the Forbidden City, one of Beijing’s most famous landmarks.
Former prime minister Julia Gillard was given a private tour of the historic site in 2011, with thousands of tourists kept out until she had finished her exclusive visit.
Mr Abbott has been in North Asia for a week trying to shore up Australia’s trade and security relationships with Japan, South Korea and China.
These Asian powerhouses are the top three destinations for Australian exports, and combined two-way trade is worth $250 billion a year.