The first Chinese Consul-General to Australia arrived in Melbourne in 1909, but it wasn't until 1921 that Australia established representation in China through a trade commissioner, an effort that was disbanded the following year.
Australia's first diplomatic mission in China opened in 1941, but closed again only eight years later after the Communist victory over the Nationalist Kuomintang and the subsequent establishment of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in 1949.
In 1966, the Holt government established diplomatic relations with the Nationalist Chinese in Taiwan, and appointed an Australian Ambassador to Taipei.
The Australian Legation was based in Chungking, relocating to Nanking in 1946.
In 1948 the mission was upgraded to an embassy, but closed after the Communists gained power in late 1949.
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An Australian embassy opened in Peking the same year.