The Australia-China Youth Dialogue (ACYD) is a joint initiative of the Australia-China Youth Association (ACYA) and the China University Media Union (CUMU). The Dialogue brings the best and brightest youth from Australia and China together with experts from industry, government and academia to debate issues that will shape relations between the two countries in the coming decades.
The Dialogue comes at a pivotal time in the history of the Australia-China relationship: global economic, political and strategic influence is shifting to our region of the world, giving rise to what many have coined “the Asian century”. Now more than ever, a productive relationship between Australia and China based on open dialogue, mutual interest, respect and understanding is in both countries’ interests.
The ACYD team aims for the Dialogue to become an institutionalised, ongoing annual project, split between Beijing and Canberra. We look forward to working with our partner, CUMU, together with our current and future sponsors to make this initiative an even greater success in October 2011. Henry Makeham, ACYD Founder March, 2011