"We are going to have to wait until I'm in Shanghai" to see what is announced, she said.

Gillard said the high Australian dollar "may persist for some time" because of Australia's growing status among investors as a safe haven currency and Chinese industrial demand.

The delegation will begin its five-day China visit at the annual Boao Forum for Asia, a government and business leaders' summit on the southern Chinese island of Boao. It will also visit Beijing and Shanghai.

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