The report of 2014 Australia-Chia Youth Dialogue is now released. This year the dialogue took place from 21st to 24th November in Beijing.
Dear friends of the Australia-China Youth Dialogue (ACYD),
Welcome to the 2014 ACYD Summary Report,
The ACYD is the pre-eminent track two Australia-China early career leaders forum. This year, as in the four years prior, the ACYD team searched for 30 delegates in Australia, China, and across the globe with the goal of finding the most diverse range of Australian and Chinese under the age of 35, committed to the Australia-China relationship. Our 2014 ACYD delegates represent a rich array of backgrounds: government officials; finance and law professionals; graduate school candidates at leading international universities; high-level political advisors; fashion experts; and researchers engaged in cutting edge humanities investigations.
This years delegates will join the ranks of another 120 outstanding ACYD delegate alumni who have, or are moving into, positions of influence and leadership across the spectrum of the Australia-China dynamic. We believe that the depth, breadth, and growing scale of the ACYD alumni network – past delegates and ACYD team members – presents a fellowship of unparalleled access. That is, access to networks and peer support between high-performing, upwardly mobile Australians and Chinese drawn from a range of sectors shaping the future of the Australia-China relationship. Our alumni are united by a common bond of public service and dedication to promoting an inclusive, peaceful, and mutually-beneficial bilateral relationship.
The ACYD team is extremely proud of the work we carried out to produce this year’s successful ACYD. For the ACYD team, our return on investment for hundreds of accumulated people hours of work is bringing together a world-class concentration of delegates and speakers to explore, in an intimate yet powerful setting, the nuances and intricacies of the state of the bilateral relationship. We continue our work with the ACYD in the knowledge that the meaningful people-to-people linkages formed between delegates, organisers, and speakers will produce tangible long-term public interest deliverables to the Australia-China relationship.
A heartfelt congratulations on behalf of the ACYD team to the 2014 delegates for their involvement in this year’s ACYD.
Henry F. Makeham Founder and Chair of the Board