A China Eastern Airbus A330 departing Sydney for Shanghai last Sunday experienced an engine problem during initial climb out from Runway 34 Left. The Rolls-Royce Trent 700 series-powered Airbus leveled off at 5,000 feet so the crew could shut down the left engine after a power plant fault appeared. Passengers on the left side of the aircraft near the engine later reported hearing odd noises just before something unknown at the time happened near the inboard side of the left engine. They also smelled something burning, although they were unable to immediately identify the source. The engine never caught fire and no one was injured in the incident.