ACYD 2016 Delegate applications are now open 中澳青年对话2016正式开放申请

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(ACYD2016年度论坛现已正式开放申请。今年的论坛将于1028日至31日在香港和深圳两地举行。

Jade Little on Australia-China relations

Jade Little on Australia-China relations

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.

A silver lining to China’s ageing population

Ageing populations present policy challenges for both Australia and China. The number of Chinese people aged over 60 has reached 202 million, representing 15.5 per cent of the population. This percentage of over 60 year-olds is up from 7 per cent in 1953, and is projected to each 24 per cent (or 302 million people) by 2050. In Australia, it is predicted that 22 per cent of the population will be over 60 years of age by 2017.