Chen Baicang is a senior lawyer in Beijing Hylands Law Firm, which is one of the leading full-service law firms in China, and a member of the All China Lawyers Association. He passed Pass China National Bar Examination in 2004, received his J. D. from Law School of Peking University, China in 2006, and joined Beijing Hylands Law Firm in 2008.
He specializes in company governance, securities (IPO), M&A, as well as foreign investments; and has advised numerous companies on their IPO and M&A in China Mainland and Hong Kong, such as Shandong Nanshan Aluminum Company (stock code: 600219). He holds qualification of securities practitioner and qualification of future practitioner as well.
Chen Sheng is the Director of Business Development for Rio Tinto China, and is currently based in Beijing.
Rio Tinto is one of the largest diversified mining groups in the world. In addition to being a major supplier of the mineral resources that help feed China’s growth, it is also a major customer for Chinese goods and a partner to leading Chinese companies in mining projects around the world.
In his current role, Sheng helps manage Rio Tinto’s relationships with its existing Chinese partners and develop new business opportunities within China and internationally.
He has both a BSc and MSc in materials science and engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology, and obtained his PhD from Tsinghua University in 2005.
His career to date has given Sheng the opportunity to visit mining and production operations throughout China, North America, Australia and Africa. Through first-hand observation of the different paths that development can take, Sheng has become a strong advocate for the importance of sustainable development.
Sheng hopes to advance this cause within China and abroad, acting as a bridge to build relationships and share experience regarding the development challenges that will affect us all. Events like the Australia-China Youth Dialogue provide a great forum for this – helping to build the type of mutual understanding and respect that will be required if we are to work together to solve those challenges and achieve a level of prosperity that is both shared and sustainable.
Fan Yibo has just graduated from Jingmen Foreign School, Hubei Province as a science student. He is one of Xindongfang’s top students – the leading language school in China. In 2008, Yibo volunteered to help the local earthquake-affected victims in Sichuan an experience that left him with a deep impression.
His awards include an excellence award in April 2012 in the “Often touched by Canon” photography competition. Yibo’s work experience includes marketing for an audio shop retailer and social practice at the Aeronautical Research Institute.
In the future, Yibo wants to study abroad. Once he has finished his college degree he wants to further pursue his academic education through a master’s degree.
Feng Shenghao is a PhD (economics) candidate at the Crawford School of Public Policy of the Australian National University (ANU) and a visiting PhD student at the Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS) of the Monash University. He holds a Master in International and Development Economics and a Bachelor in Economics from the Crawford School and the London School of Economics, respectively.
Shenghao’s PhD thesis is titled “The economics modelling of China’s carbon dioxide mitigation policies – a computable general equilibrium analysis”. This modelling practice evaluates the economic impacts of mitigation policies including carbon tax, cap and trade, coal-efficiency improvement and the structural rebalancing towards a domestic and consumption oriented economy. Apart from experts from the ANU and the CoPS, Shenghao also collaborates closely with researchers from the State Information Centre, National Development and Research Commission, China.
Shenghao worked as a research assistant on the World Bank report “Climate Change and Fiscal Policy – a Report for APEC”. He worked in the capacity of analysing the pricing mechanisms for key energy products, namely coal, oil and gas in China. Shenghao is a tutor of the post-graduate level course “Mathematics for Economics” at the Crawford School. He also works as a self-employed translator who specializes in translating climate change related issues between English and Chinese.
Aside from academics, Shenghao is interested in history, politics, philosophy and sports. Shenghao was a delegate of ANU’s Asia Pacific Week in 2010. He was also a winner of Canberra Football Association’s 5-aside Indoor Soccer League, Division 4, 2009.
Feng Yuan is now a student at the Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications; she majored in Telecommunication Engineering & Management at the International School. For this year’s ACYD, she had the honor to be selected as one of the Chinese delegate by the Xin Dongfang School of China. Feng Yuan believes that such an opportunity will be an important step for her as she embarks upon her engineering career. She believes that it is important that the issues that will be explored in this year’s dialogue should be discussed by youth, and not just economists and politicians. Feng Yuan believes that ACYD 2012 will provide the Chinese and Australian youths involved with better ways to communicate and progress their shared-issues together.
Mr. Clive Ka-lun Lee is a round-the-world traveler, a serial social entrepreneur, an NGO leader, as well as a director of over 10 international youth organizations and a high school. Graduated from the University Hong Kong, he had a great career in power sector and received the highest recognition for an engineering graduate, the Trainee of the Year Award from the Hong Kong Institute of Engineers and also represent Hong Kong for the Dragon 100 Outstanding Chinese Young Leaders Forum. Owing to the Sichuan earthquake in 2008, he was inspired by the idea of social entrepreneurship and decided to quit his job for his life goal as a social entrepreneur for youth empowerment.
He is the Founding President of GEILI (Global Exchange In Leadership Initiatives), a global alliance of youth organizations to empower youth social changers through service learning, internship and exchange. GEILI organized over 30 programs around the world within a year and develop partnership over 100 countries. GEILI has also received lots of global recognition, e.g. Clinton Global Initiative University, Grameen Creative Lab by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus, British Council Social Enterprise Development Program, ECSEL (Empowering Chinese Social Enterprise Leaders) Fellow, TEDxSummit Scholarship, U.S. StartingBloc Fellow at Babson College and etc. GEILI had meetings with Bill Clinton, President Ma Ying-jeou (Taiwan), Mr. Len Brown (the Auckland Mayor) and other world leader.
He is also the Founding President of the DragoNation, a global network for Chinese Young Professionals and Scholars which organizes the Dragon 100 to gather 100 influential young Chinese leaders from all over the world in Hong Kong and China to discuss global issues and develop strategies for social changes.
In 2009, he also founded and chaired Envision Hong Kong, a social enterprise which organize large scale community-based mentorship program to encourage underprivileged high school students to serve the community through the life examples of young professional mentors.
His contribution was globally recognized, e.g. Harvard/Tsinghua/Peking University IMUSE Fellow, Brown University Strait Talk Fellow, HKU/National Taiwan University/Beijing Normal University/Southwest University of Finance and Economy YLSD Social Entrepreneurship Fellow, Sweden Tallburg YES Fellow, Swire Scholar, Li Ka Shing Foundation Love Ideas, Baidu Social Enterprise Competition awardee, Global Citizenship Program Coordinator in the United Nations and more. In 2010, he was invited by Oxfam as the only Chinese trainer to train 300 young leaders from 96 countries in India.
Clive is also a experiential trainer, a wedding planner, a painter, a drama actor and a writer.
Li Yifan studies in Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (BUAA). She finished her primary school as an “Honor roll student” of Shanxi province, China. After she progressed into middle school, she won the “Excellent League Member” of Shanxi province, China in 2007 and the national first prize of “National middle-school student English skills competition (high grade group)” in 2009. In 2011, she became a university student. Because of her hard work, great leadership and teamwork ability, she was elected to be the monitor of class, the minister of Venues Department in the blue sky volunteer association of BUAA, and in charge of the BUAA debating society. Yifan loves and is very proud to be a volunteer. She takes part in many kinds of volunteering activities, such as “The first Chinese college students Integrity and Honest weeks”, “The literature and art joint performance for the peaceful liberation of Tibet 60th anniversary” and “The 11th China International Chorus Festival and International Federation for Choral Music World Choral Summit”. In addition, she is a member of debate team of BUAA and awarded second place and “Best Debater” in the fifth “Inspiring Cup” freshmen debate competition in BUAA.
Mi Xujing is a senior student majoring in both Diplomacy and International Economics and Trade at China Foreign Affairs University. This double-major academic background enables her to analyze affairs from more than one perspective.
Mi Xujing is always interested in communication. She is a campus journalist, once interviewing celebrities such as Pakistani ambassador to China and many big events like the reconstruction after the Wenchuan earthquake. New media is the field she decides to have a further study. When interning in China Youth Daily, she has participated in the design of a mobile APP, which inspires her to go further.
Besides academic achievements, Mi Xujing also spends much time helping better the community. She once served as a volunteer teacher in a remote primary school in Shaanxi Province and a Beijing Primary School. What’s more, Mi Xujing was the program manager of SIFE Beijing (now, it’s renamed Enactus), managing 21 teams in Beijing. Students are encouraged to enable progress through entrepreneurial action, bringing sustainable improvement of living standards to people in need.
Dr Ken Shao is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Murdoch University and Director, the Postgraduate Certificate in Chinese Law (partnered with City University of Hong Kong). He is also an Education Committee Member in the Australia China Business Council (ACBC) and a research fellow/adjunct professor in a number of Chinese universities.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Chinese Law Dr Shao directs is a unique, top-level career-enhancing momentum and the leading brand of its kind in Australia. The Program has received generous sponsorships from Minter Ellison and the DEEWR. It has appeared in The Australian and Australian Financial Review. So far it has trained 150 highly motivated Australians.
Dr Shao’s research covers intellectual property, innovation and China-related issues. He has published in prestigious journals such as the Columbia Journal of Asian Law, Tsinghua Law Review and Hong Kong Law Journal. One of his key contributions is a counter to Harvard professor William Alford’s widely accepted views on Chinese intellectual property history.
Dr Shao has been interviewed by leading media such as Skynews, The Australian, ABC Radio, The Guardian and China Radio International on Washington China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue, Obama’s visit to Australia, Baidu copyright disputes, Huawei’s AU$36 billion NBN bids, etc. He has been invited to speak in various leading universities and international conferences.
Dr Shao is devoted to improving real China knowledge in China and Australia. He interacts closely with younger generations. He is an amateur of Chinese classical art.
Born in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, Shen Yuyan developed great interest in literature, music and language learning during her childhood. After entering Renmin University of China, she was keen on voluntary work and international exchange activities, exemplifying her involvement in the 2011 EU-China Year of Youth and her leading role in Global China Connection, a student organization aimed at promoting communication between youth leaders from China and foreign countries. She also played a part in some drama shows, keyboard concerts, basketball matches and singing competitions. She’s currently pursuing her master’s degree in Peking University Law school and would like to become a professional with insight into the global market.
Ann is a founder and director of “We Impact”. “We Impact”, the first of its kind in China, is a social enterprise based in Beijing, whose mission is to develop and promote opportunities to realize sustainable lifestyles through the dissemination of knowledge, cultural engagement, and business and to facilitate a transition for interested parties including businesses, cultural institutions, NGOs, and government bodies towards becoming sustainable.
Before founding “We Impact”, Ann was a Business Development Director of “P1.CN”, an invitation-only social network for urban affluent Chinese. Prior to which she worked as the Strategic Development Director for the Beijing-based non-profit organization Golden Bridges, a nonprofit organization pioneering in in social entrepreneurship and philanthropy between China and the US.
Ann sits on the board of a number of charity foundations in China, and in 2011 she represented Mr. Al Gore as a
Chinese presenter for “The Climate Project”. And in 2009, Ann was instrumental in initiating China’s first Youth Delegation to the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.
She has has undertaken studies at Cambridge University, Beijing Foreign Studies University as well as Beijing University. She is passionate about the environment, and “making the world a better place”.
Ding is currently the Chief of Staff for ANZ China Institutional Banking Division, responsible for the development and execution of country strategies, business plans and client initiatives. Recently, Ding has led the ANZ China business in developing capabilities across the RMB cross border front, both in strategy and execution. Through this, he has gained great exposure in the field of currency reform, policy/financial innovation and business transformation, at both a macro and client level.
With his childhood and adolescent years shared between Beijing and Melbourne, Ding is deeply familiar with the customs and mindset of the two nations. He has always planned to be at the centre of building business and relations between Australia and China. A diplomat for both, a conduit in between. As such, it was no surprise when Ding accepted the Management Trainee offer from ANZ, at which point in time, the Big Blue had just announced their strategy to become a super-regional bank with significant investments planned for Asia and in particular China. And it was no surprise again when he jumped at the opportunity to work for ANZ in China. Now, three years based in Shanghai, the gateway between the East and West, and he is getting a sense of what transformation and change really means!
Outside work, he enjoys the thrills of outdoor activities including Snowboarding, Scuba Diving, Hiking, Bike Riding and Basketball. Ding loves the local Beijing food and also the occasional beer!
Ding holds a degree in Information Technology and Business Management from the Swinburne University, awarded industry scholarships to intern at blue chip corporate incl. IBM, Telstra, Coles Myer Limited.
Zikai Wang is currently working with CO2CRC on economical modelling of CO2 abatement technologies in Sydney. He received his B.E. from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2008, with top awards such as Schneider Electric Scholarship and Endress+Hauser Scholarship. He’s a travel enthusiast with experience across Southeast Asia, North America, Middle East & North Africa and Europe.
Elaine Jing Zhao is a postdoctoral research fellow with ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI) at QUT. At CCI, she has had the privilege to work in an environment which embraces both theoretical and applied research that is cross-disciplinary and internationally focused. Elaine is also the vice director of Asian Creative Transformation, a network of researchers who are dedicated to understanding how transformations is taking place in Asia-Pacific through creative initiatives.
Her main research interests include digital media, creative economy, user co-creation, and their social, cultural and economic implications. Currently Elaine takes part in two ARC funded Discovery Projects. One adopts a transnational perspective in exploring the interactions between formal and informal media economies in the Asia-Pacific. The project aims to provide a new direction for intellectual property debates, and contribute to media, innovation and telecommunications policy discussions. The other examines the role of mobile and social technologies in promoting positive lifestyle among young women.
Elaine completed her PhD at QUT in 2011 on the adoption and use of mobile media in building consumer relationships in China. Prior to that, her professional experience with Nokia in China provided her with knowledge of both domestic and overseas mobile media innovations.
Outside work, Elaine is actively engaged in various communities committed to cross-cultural communications, including serving as the online column editor for TEDtoChina from 2009 to 2011. She is also a NAATI accredited professional translator with rich experience in translation across a multitude of industrial and academic settings.
Zhou Jiamiao is currently a PHD candidate majored in International Relations at Nanjing University.
As a young scholar, Jiamiao ’s research interests are mainly on American Diplomatic History, American Environmental Diplomacy , Australian-American alliance and Sino-Australia relationship. Her PHD dissertation is on American Environmental Diplomacy under the administration of Nixon. In 2009, Jiamiao was awarded Fulbright Scholarship, having studied at Department of Political Science, University of Southern California (2009-2010). In recent years, Jiamiao has been working on her dissertation and has published many articles on Chinese newspapers and journals.
Since 2011, Jiamiao has been working as an external faculty member at School of Chinese Language and Literature, Beijing Foreign Studies University. She teaches overseas students Chinese History and Chinese Culture.