Australia said on Saturday it was pleased with progress on a long-planned free trade agreement with China and that it would be happy to conclude it by next week when Chinese President Xi Jinping visits.
Xi will attend the G20 summit in Brisbane next week and then make a formal state visit.
"I understand that our negotiators are very pleased with the progress," Australian Foreign Minister told reporters on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Beijing.
"If the agreement can be concluded by the time of the G20, we would be delighted, but we are not pursuing an agreement for the sake of an agreement. It has to be in our national interest and in the interest of Australian businesses and exporters and the same with China."