Professor Richard Rigby
Executive Director, ANU China Institute Professorial Fellow, Crawford School of Public Policy Associate Director, Centre on China in the World (CIW)
ACYD was established to promote bilateral, institutional dialogue between Australia and China through both government and non-government organisations. ACYD has been remarkably successful in that regard. In recent years, many of the delegates have themselves held positions in government and business at the coalface of Australia-China relations. The relationships that ACYD fosters between young Australian and Chinese leaders are already paying dividends and will continue to do so in years to come.