All-China Youth Federation (ACYF)
Established in 1949, the All-China Youth Federation (ACYF) is a federative body of Chinese youth organizations and excellent youth nationwide. Through its 52 member organizations and over 77,000 individual members at all levels, the ACYF reaches over 300 million young people across China. Besides its commitment to national development and world peace, the ACYF aims to represent and protect the legitimate rights and interests of young people and promote youth participation and development. It runs programs and activities in the following fields: education and training, voluntary service, development of new countryside, environmental protection, protection of rights and interests, innovation and employment, youth culture, international exchanges and cooperation and exchange programs with Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Due to its significant contributions to the youth and society, the ACYF was granted the Human Resources Development Award by UNESCAP in 1999, the World Youth Award by UN in 2000 and the Champion of the Earth by UNEP in 2004.
The highest decision-making body of the ACYF is the National Committee that works for a term of five years. The National Committee has a President, a number of Vice Presidents. When it is not in session, the Standing Committee presides over the Federation’s work. The Standing Committee has a Secretary-general and a number of Deputy Secretaries-general.
For more information, see: www.acyf.org.cn
Asialink is Australia’s leading centre for the promotion of public understanding of the countries of Asia and of Australia’s role in the region. The organisation is a key provider of information, training and professional networks.
Asialink is a non-academic centre of The University of Melbourne and an initiative of the Myer Foundation.
Asialink’s mission is to work with business, government, philanthropic and cultural partners to initiate and strengthen Australia Asia engagement.
Asialink excels in “soft diplomacy” – delivering high-level forums, international collaborations, leadership training, education, community health and cultural programs in Australia and Asia.
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For more information, see: www.asialink.unimelb.edu.au/
The Australian Trade Commission – Austrade – is the Australian Government’s trade and investment development agency.
Through a network of offices in over 50 countries, Austrade assists Australian companies to grow their international business, attracts productive foreign direct investment into Australia and promotes Australia’s education sector internationally.
Their role is to advance Australia’s international trade, investment and education interests by providing information, advice and services.
Specifically, they help Australian companies to grow their business in international markets, including through administration of the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme and the TradeStart program.
Provide coordinated government assistance to attract and facilitate productive foreign direct investment (FDI) into Australia.
Promote the Australian education sector in international markets and assist Australian education providers with market information.
Provide advice to the Australian Government on its trade and investment policy agenda.
Deliver Australian consular, passport and other government services in designated overseas locations.
Manage the Building Brand Australia program to enhance awareness of contemporary Australian skills and capability and enrich Australia’s global reputation.
For more information, see www.austrade.gov.au/
Australia China Alumni Association (ACAA)
The Australia China Alumni Association (ACAA) is not-for-profit organization which aims to provide business and social networking, recognition, career development and professional development opportunities to all China-based alumni of Australian Universities. The ACAA was launched in Beijing in September 2007, and expanded to Shanghai in July 2008 and Guangzhou in July 2009.
The ACAA is proud to receive support from over half of Australia’s universities, as well as from government agencies including Australian Education International, Austrade and AusAID.
The ACAA holds monthly events in Beijing and Shanghai, ranging from a networking and professional development focus, to more social occasions such as hiking trips, tours, ski trips and group dinners.
Details of upcoming events are posted on the website and also emailed to registered alumni. To register please visit: www.austchinaalumni.org. The Association website also includes job listings, news, and past event pictures.
For more information, contact email@example.com
The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group)
The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) is a peak industry association in Australia which along with its affiliates represents the interests of more than 60,000 businesses in an expanding range of sectors including: manufacturing; engineering; construction; automotive; food; transport; information technology; telecommunications; call centres; labour hire; printing; defence; mining equipment and supplies; airlines; and other industries. The businesses which we represent employ more than 1 million people.
Ai Group is an organisation committed to helping Australian industry with a focus on building competitive and sustainable industries through global integration, skills development, productive and flexible workplace relations, infrastructure development and innovation. Our legitimacy comes also from our role in and connection with the broader community.
Our organisation provides practical information, advice and assistance to help members run their businesses more effectively. It ensures through policy leadership that members have a voice at all levels of government, by representing and promoting their interests on current and emerging issues. Ai Group members operate small, medium and large businesses across a range of industries. Ai Group is closely affiliated with more than 50 other employer groups in Australia alone and directly manages a number of those organisations.
For more information, see: www.aigroup.com.au/
Founded in Beijing in 1996, The China-Australia Chamber of Commerce’s (AustCham Beijing) overriding goal is to advance Australian Business in China. It functions to provide members with the information, resources and contacts they need to succeed in China.
The Chamber maintains a good working relationship with the Australian Embassy and with the various Australian government departments in China.
AustCham is a non-profit organisation which operates independently from government. It is funded entirely by our membership and Chamber activities. Together with our sister AustChams in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, we work to promote strong trade and investment links between Australia and China.
By representing a broad cross-section of Australians and Australian companies, AustCham plays a critical role in cultivating Australia-China business relationships and meeting the growing needs of our expanding membership base.
We currently have approximately 250 member companies. The majority of members are based in Beijing and northern China, with others in Hong Kong, Australia and elsewhere in China. The Chamber also has an active Young Professional membership, made up of young Australians working or studying in China.
A Board of 12, who are elected by the membership, oversee the Chamber’s activities. Board members are elected for two-year terms, with six positions being filled at an Annual General Meeting held each June. Representatives of the Australian Embassy and Austrade also serve on the Board as Ex Officio Members, along with the Chamber’s General Manager. The General Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Chamber.
For more information, see: www.austcham.org/
China Policy delivers incisive analysis and expert guidance on today’s China.
Our research team undertakes commissioned projects across a wide range of sectors critical to China’s development and engagement with the world. The team charts Chinese discussion and analysis of political, economic and social developments as they unfold.
Our information management team transforms the way organisations build, contextualise and retain knowledge on China. We build bilingual research systems and re-engineer existing archives. We can also design, realise, and maintain the content of in-house China information systems.
Our subscription information product ChinaText, providing bilingual access to influential Chinese literature on policy issues across a range of sectors, will be launched in late 2011.
From our Beijing offices we also provide in-country research services, event management, project design and management, and monitoring and evaluation services to international organisations and overseas clients.
For more information, see: www.policycn.com
China Studies Centre | 中国研究中心
The University of Sydney’s China Studies Centre works in partnership with China to better understand its impact on the world and Australia, and improve cooperation and relations.
We develop local and international networks, engaging with business and government in both China and Australia to lead positive change and build a brighter future for our nations.
Within the University, we play a central role in coordinating and directing the study of China. Our specialised academic program is designed to create leaders in China studies and China public administration.
We also support collaborative research – including an interdisciplinary PhD program – and have combined the expertise and talents of over 150 academics across all major disciplines to explore new insights that will deepen our understanding of China.
For more information, see: www.sydney.edu.au/china_studies_centre/
China University Media Union
The China University Media Union is a communication and cooperation platform for media bodies in various Chinese universities. The Union was jointly formed by China’s most influential media – China Youth Daily and 63 Chinese leading universities. It is committed to the integration and sharing of university information resources, enhancing communication and exchanges between university medias, creating new communication capabilities and diversification of communication channels, and also serving the growth and success of university students.
There are currently 155 committee member universities in the Union, covering China’s most outstanding universities. More than 500 campus media have joined the Union. They have their own campus news websites, BBS, newspapers, radio stations, television stations and magazines. The official Union website – the China University Media Network – will be gradually developed into an ‘Opinion Leaders Club in Campus’ and the ‘Portal of Campus News.’
The Union comprises a Coordinating Committee, Academic Board, Student Presidium, and the Secretariat. The China Youth Daily is the Union’s permanent Secretariat. Currently, the Students Presidium consists of 19 members, who are representatives from outstanding campus media nationwide. The Union has held various activities, including ‘Dialogue with the World’ series, ‘Entrepreneurial Experience, the Graduate Employment Action,’ and ‘University Media Reporters in CPC and CPPCC.’
For more information, see: www.chinaumu.org
China Youth Daily
China Youth Daily is a very influential comprehensive daily newspaper in China. Starting publication on April 27,1951 in the era of the founding of new China, the newspaper was forced to cease publication for 12 years during the “Cultural Revolution”. It resumed publication on October 7,1978 on the eve of the country’s reform and opening to the outside world.
Being one of China’s best selling domestic newspapers, China Youth Daily has an average daily circulation of nearly 1 million copies with its overseas distribution in more than 40 countries and regions. With its correspondents stationed in all Chinese Provinces, municipalities directly under the central government, and autonomous regions, as well as in the United States, Japan, Russia, France and many other countries, the newspaper disseminates information on the latest developments in all parts of China and the rest of the world.
China Youth Daily, a newspaper with distinctive characteristics of the youth, enjoys a great honour in society as well as among its readers. Taking advancing China’s reform and opening to the outside world, and social progress as its sacred duty, it encourages the youth to contribute their wisdom and intelligence to the great cause of the building up of socialism with Chinese characteristics. It covers the timely popular and hot youth issues in the society with unique visual angles and objective, comprehensive and accurate materials. Act as the trustful coach and friend of the youth, it actively advocates the new thoughts and concepts that are conforming to the socialist market economy, as well as enterprise, healthy and lofty life attitudes and moral characters.
For more information, see: www.cyol.net
Creative Asia is an Australian arts consultancy dedicated to building cross cultural collaborations between Australia and Asia. Founded by Hannah Skrzynski in 2010, the consultancy produces artistic events that stimulate discussion, collaboration and cross cultural understanding.
We believe in the power of culture to cross barriers, build bridges and connect people. We also believe in the value of increased cultural understanding between Australia and Asia.
But above all, we believe in the endless exciting creative possibilities to be showcased between our countries, and can’t wait to bring them to life!
Creative Asia works with government and private arts organisations across Australia and Asia to bring a wide range of cultural events to the international stage, and works across all contemporary art forms including performing arts, literature, visual arts, music as well as education and media.
For more information, see: www.creativeasia.com.au
East Asia Forum
East Asia Forum provides a platform for the best in East Asian analysis, research and policy comment on the Asia Pacific region and world affairs.
The site is run out of the East Asian Bureau of Economic Research (EABER) at the Crawford School of Public Policy in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. Contributors are from the College of Asia and the Pacific, across the Australian National University and other regional institutions in EABER. Content includes Australian, East Asian and Asia Pacific region perspectives, with guest bloggers from right around the region.
The East Asia Forum is a forum for EABER and SABER and is edited by Shiro Armstrong and Peter Drysdale, who are economists at the Crawford School of Public Policy in the Australian National University.
The views expressed in this forum are those of the individual authors and do not represent the views of the ANU, EABER, or the institutions to which the authors are attached.
For more information, see: www.eastasiaforum.org
Lowy Institute for International Policy
The Lowy Institute is an independent, nonpartisan international policy think tank located in Sydney, Australia. Ranked as Australia’s top think tank, the Institute provides high-quality research and distinctive perspectives on the trends shaping Australia and the world and fresh policy options on these questions.
The Institute also hosts debates and discussions within Australia and internationally. The Institute’s vision is an open Australia, engaged with the world. Our work is inspired by the knowledge that Australia’s future depends on our capacity to understand, and respond to, a rapidly changing world. We know that Australian views and ideas can make a real contribution to dealing with global challenges.
Our role is to generate and disseminate those ideas widely. Our ambition is to be the premier think tank in Asia and Pacific on international affairs and issues that affect Australia and the region, in the interests of greater security and prosperity. Our unique position in the Asia Pacific region supports our ability to interpret and influence the debate on the world’s most dynamic region and Australia’s role in it.
The Institute’s research and analysis is accessible to anyone seeking to better understand foreign policy challenges facing Australia within the Asia-Pacific, and the global implications of developments in the region. The Lowy Institute team of leading experts conducts research through eight primary research divisions: Australia and the World, East Asia, West Asia, Melanesia, International Security, International Economy, Global Issues, and Polling.
In 2012, research in these divisions will be guided by three broad themes:
- Re-imagining Asia: changing the way we understand Asia and how it will shape Australia and the world
- The future of the global economy
- Fresh perspectives on global issues.
The Institute was founded in April 2003 by Mr Frank Lowy AC, one of Australia’s leading businessmen. He continues to provide financial support to the Institute.
For more information, see: www.lowyinstitute.org
Young China Watchers
YCW is a dynamic group of China-focused young professionals. Through regular roundtables and talks with senior figures in the China academic, policy and business communities, it provides a chance for engaged individuals to interact and discuss the most pressing issues emerging from China today. It aims to build a global network, fostering the next generation of China thought-leaders.
YCW carries out this ambitious agenda through both its Speaker Series and Dinner Discussions, which aim to bring together local communities of members with expert speakers in an informal setting. Our Speaker Series involves a short presentation, followed by Q&A. After the event, members continue the discussion over drinks, interacting with the speaker and local members of the China watching community. Our Dinner Discussions pull together a select group of YCWs – based on professional capacity and active participation – with a speaker for a more intimate gathering at a local restaurant.
YCW has branches in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and London.
For more information, see: www.youngchinawatchers.com