Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is planning a trip to China later this year amid ongoing niggles in Canberra's relationship with Beijing.
Relations with China have soured in the past year and Beijing is especially cranky about Australia's foreign interference laws.
Mr Turnbull said he looks forward to visiting China later this year and will catch up with Chinese leaders at various summits beforehand.
"Our two nations have a shared destiny," Mr Turnbull told reporters in southern Queensland.
No Australian minister had visited the Chinese mainland for eight months until Trade Minister Steve Ciobo broke the drought this week.
"For the partnership between Australia and China, if we find ourselves in choppy waters, we should bring our boats together and help each other to find a way to the other shore, avoiding the storm," Mr Ciobo told an Australia-China business awards ceremony overnight.
China wasn't just an economic miracle, Mr Ciobo said.
"China is today one of the true global giants."
He also lavished praise on President Xi Jinping and China's One-Belt One-Road international infrastructure building scheme.
The Turnbull government has not signed up to have infrastructure projects built under that scheme but instead is keen to secure opportunities under the scheme for Australian businesses in China or third countries.
"Australia and China share the common goal of improving infrastructure in the region and Australia welcomes the contribution (the scheme) can make to regional infrastructure," Mr Ciobo said.
Earlier this year, his colleague Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, who is international development minister, raised concerns about China building "white elephants and roads to nowhere" in the South Pacific and tiny island countries being laden with huge Chinese debts.
Mr Ciobo's trip is predominantly to attend a Port Adelaide-Gold Coast AFL clash in Shanghai.
He defended his light itinerary.
"We are in Shanghai, not Beijing, so there is limited scope for opportunities to meet with senior government officials," he told reporters in Shanghai.
Meanwhile, Mr Ciobo's office is helping an Australian wine importer navigate a bureaucracy bottleneck.
Treasury Wine has said it was facing delays getting some products through Chinese customs.
"We will look at precisely what the situation is and if we can get to the bottom of it," Mr Ciobo said.
Julie Bishop is en route to Argentina this weekend to attend a G20 foreign ministers meeting and is expected to hold talks with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.