David Walker grew up in small mining town in South Australia in the post war years. He became an academic in Australian studies, looking at how Australians have perceived Asia over the decades. In his childhood, Asia was thought of as a threatening and exotic place, looming over Australia. But at the same time, there were voices urging Australia to embrace its Eurasian future. Some years ago, David was appointed the Chair of Australian Studies at Peking University. When he took the job, he was almost entirely blind.
The Morrison Government will establish a new and innovative National Foundation for Australia-China Relations to strengthen one of Australia’s most significant bilateral relationships. The National Foundation will be a high profile platform for the promotion of Australia-China ties. It will harness efforts of the private sector, peak bodies, NGOs, cultural organisations, state and federal agencies and the Chinese-Australian community to turbo-charge our national effort in engaging China.
Emerging leaders from Australia and China are meeting and creating important new networks at the annual Australia-China Youth Dialogue.
The Australia-China Youth Dialogue (ACYD) is delighted to announce today the delegates selected to participate in the 2016 ACYD to be held in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China from 28-31 October.
The Australia-China Youth Dialogue (ACYD) is delighted to announce that applications for the 2016 Dialogue are now open. This year’s Dialogue will be held in Hong Kong and Shenzhen from 28 to 31 October. 中澳青年对话（ACYD）2016年度论坛现已正式开放申请。今年的论坛将于10月28日至31日在香港和深圳两地举行。
The Australia-China Youth Dialogue (ACYD) is excited to announce the appointment of Natalie Cope, one of ACYD’s founding members and long-term non-executive directors, as Chair. Natalie, in collaboration with the Board will be responsible for steering the long term strategic direction and governance of the ACYD.
Jade Little is currently employed by BHP Mitsubishi Alliance as a Superintendent for Mine Planning. She also worked in Beijing for RungePincockMinarco, an Australian mining consultancy, where she assisted Chinese SOEs list their global mining assets on the Hong Kong or Toronto Stock Exchanges. Most recently Jade has been appointed as Executive Director of the Australia China Youth Dialogue. In this interview, she shares her thoughts on the big opportunities for greater engagement between Australia and China.
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'