The Australia-China Youth Dialogue (ACYD) is delighted to announce today the delegates selected to participate in the 2015 ACYD to be held in Brisbane, Australia from 4-7 December. From the nearly 250 applications, 30 delegates have been selected to participate in the Dialogue. Short listing delegates proved a difficult task for the selection committee as the overall candidate standard was extremely high.
By Stephanie Daveson & Aidan Lavin
CHINESE PROVERB: A LOST OPPORTUNITY NEVER RETURNS (机不可失, 时不再来) Australia’s perception of China has been shaped by Shanghai’s glamour, the halls of power in Beijing and Shenzhen’s vibrant economy. These centres are important, but for Australian businesses there are opportunities elsewhere in China.
Asia Society Australia is Australia’s leading national centre for engagement with the Indo-Pacific Asia, based in Sydney. Asia Society Australia promotes greater connectivity and deeper understanding between Australia and the Indo-Pacific in the areas of business, policy, culture and education and provides a high-level and innovative platform for Australian and Asian leaders and champions of engagement to connect, exchange ideas and develop meaningful relationships. Asia Society Australia is a not-for-profit, non-governmental and non-political organisation empowered by the membership of leading Australian and regional business, education and cultural institutions.
By 2014 delegate Fergus Green and Professor Stern
China has grown rapidly – often at double-digit rates – for more than three decades
by following a strategy of high investment, strong export orientation and energy-intensive
manufacturing. While this growth lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty, it also heightened problems of inequality – personal, regional and urban-rural – and intensified pollution, congestion and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
by Wesa Chau
Speaking to Clive Lee, delegate of 2012, Wesa explores the growth of social entrepreneurship in Hong Kong. Australia’s not-for-profit sector can learn great lessons from this global financial hub's social enterprise industry.
by Natalie Cope
In 2014, Natalie Cope was awarded a BOSS Emerging Leaders MBA Scholarship for 2015 by the University of Sydney Business School and AFR BOSS. Natalie is Asialink's manager of partnerships and development.
See what our ACYD 2014 delegates have to say about Australia-China relations. This collection of brilliant works are inspired by the cross-culture interactions during the dialogue last November in Beijing and is brought to you by our delegates from a diverse range of professions. They will share their understandings in Australia-China relations from their own field of expertise.
Henry is a Trainee Solicitor for the International Corporate Finance Group at Sidley Austin, and the founder of Australia-China Youth Dialogue. He speaks on his experiences living and working in Hong Kong, and offers insights on how Australia can make a stronger contribution towards building its relations with Asia.