Leading law firms are attempting to redress the gender imbalance in their most senior ranks by imposing targets for the proportion of women who should be appointed to partnership. ACYD alumna Edwina Kwan is one of the newest partner at King & Wood Mallesons, who was recently promoted while still on maternity leave.
Dr Yijia Li, a delegate of ACYD 2013, talks with SBS Mandarin about his research in stem cells and 'bridging ties' between Australia and China. Interview conducted in Chinese.
In a new book, Labor’s Tim Watts takes a political and personal look at Australia’s great achievement – ‘outgrowing its beginnings’. Tim Watts was a delegate of ACYD 2015.
Meet Elva Zhang. Originally from China, Elva is an Australian-qualified lawyer with a Master of Laws from Geneva, Switzerland. Elva thrives in multinational environment and her international experience proves to be a huge asset in the business world. Elva was also a delegate of ACYD 2014 and has been a long time contributor to the dialogue since.
Neil Thomas is a Research Associate at MacroPolo at the Paulson Institute, where he works on Chinese politics and international political economy. Neil previously worked for The Australian National University, both as a Morrison Scholar at the Australian Centre on China in the World and as a Research Project Officer at the Crawford School of Public Policy. He has also spent time at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center, Danwei Media, and The Texas Tribune, and has written for various publications. Neil holds a Master in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
On 24th November 2018, the Australia China Alumni Awards were announced at the Westin Beijing Chaoyang Hotel. Lisa Qin, a 2013 alumna of ACYD was awarded winner of the category AIDE – Young Australia China Alumni of the Year Award. Congratulations Lisa!
To come up with a low-cost arsenic removal technique, Kate Smith, an Australian PhD candidate at Tsinghua's School of Environment, spent days experimenting with different filters.
For Australian student Chloe Dempsey, a trip to China in 2012 to work as a volunteer English teacher in rural Sichuan sparked a deep curiosity for the country and its people that would eventually lead her to becoming involved with the Foundation for Australian Studies in China (FASIC), and return to China on a regular basis.