Earlier this week an inspiring publication was launched which celebrates the Australia-China Council's achievements in fostering people-to-people links during the past 40 years was launched. This event and book launch was at the Australian Embassy in Beijing, with ACYD Board member and 2013 Alumna Cindy Gottinger as emcee.
The Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit, part of the larger Asia 21 Young Leaders Initiative, is the pre-eminent gathering of Asia’s most dynamic young leaders from every country and every sector in the Asia-Pacific region. The Summit brings together a core group of over 150 Asia 21 Young Leaders Fellows and delegates from Asia and the U.S, representing a wide range of fields, and all under the age of 40.
2016 Australia-China Youth Dialogue was successfully concluded in Hong Kong on Oct 31. Highlights of the program including visits to Huawei and BGI, two of China's fastest growing companies, and a series of open and frank discussions on issues pertinent to the Australia-China relations, including trade, diplomacy, security, urbanization, innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership, banking and finance. New perspectives were formed and new friendships built during the course of the Dialogue.
The Australia-China Youth Dialogue (ACYD) has announced its seventh annual dialogue will be held inHong Kong and Shenzhen from 28-31 October, 2016. As in previous years, the ACYD for 2016 will include 30 delegates between the ages of 25 and 40 coming together to discuss the bilateral relationship.
ACYD and our very own Fiona Lawrie are front and centre in AFR Weekend: 'How youth dialogues are creating a pan-Asia cohort of young leaders'
By Stephanie Daveson & Aidan Lavin
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The future of our children's jobs and our grandchildren's jobs are in the benefits that come from the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement.