Neil Thomas is a Research Associate at MacroPolo at the Paulson Institute, where he works on Chinese politics and international political economy. Neil previously worked for The Australian National University, both as a Morrison Scholar at the Australian Centre on China in the World and as a Research Project Officer at the Crawford School of Public Policy. He has also spent time at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center, Danwei Media, and The Texas Tribune, and has written for various publications. Neil holds a Master in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
On 24th November 2018, the Australia China Alumni Awards were announced at the Westin Beijing Chaoyang Hotel. Lisa Qin, a 2013 alumna of ACYD was awarded winner of the category AIDE – Young Australia China Alumni of the Year Award. Congratulations Lisa!
适逢今年的3.8国际妇女节之际，Lindy Hou女士受澳大利亚驻广州总领事馆邀请亲临广州分享她的人生轨迹。期间，澳贸委商务专员暨澳大利亚驻广州商务领事Anna Lin 与Lindy进行了访谈。
To come up with a low-cost arsenic removal technique, Kate Smith, an Australian PhD candidate at Tsinghua's School of Environment, spent days experimenting with different filters.
For Australian student Chloe Dempsey, a trip to China in 2012 to work as a volunteer English teacher in rural Sichuan sparked a deep curiosity for the country and its people that would eventually lead her to becoming involved with the Foundation for Australian Studies in China (FASIC), and return to China on a regular basis.
Cindy Gottinger moved to Shanghai to start her role as Industry Lead at Google, where she helps Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) MNCs leverage existing and emerging technologies to digitalise and transform their marketing operations. With over fifteen years’ involvement in the Australia China community, Cindy continues to be actively involved both in Australia and China. Serving as the Executive Director of Australia China Young Professional Initiative(ACYPI) in Greater China, she successfully established a platform for young professionals to engage in bilateral discussions and exchange. Cindy spoke to Advance about how Australia-China relations are important to keep Australia forward-moving and agile, her involvement with the ACYPI, and what the rest of the world can learn from China.
ACYD alumus Helen Zhang was recently awarded with the ANU Young Alumni of the Year. Following predecessor Henry Makeham (2015) and Alan Wu (2016), Helen has been the third ACYD alumus in a row to receive the honor. Congratulations Helen!
Jill Xiaozhou Ju, an ACYD alumnus, was recently listed Forbes 30 under 30, a very significant achievement. Graduate of Peking University and Harvard Business School, Jill has worked in UBS in Hong Kong and Beijing, and is currently working at Greystar Europe managing a portfolio around 1Bn Pounds. Jill shared her story and motivation with ACYD organizer Mert Erkul recently, and here is their interview.
Australia is sending its first ever intellectual property counsellor to Beijing this month as Canberra steps up support for businesses expanding into China by helping them to protect their trademarks. The new IP counsellor, David Bennett, is a delegate of 2016 ACYD.
Kate Smith (史凯特), an alumni of ACYD 2015 writes a book with her friends about their lives in China as international students studying in Chinese universities, IN CHINESE
Asia 21, the preeminent network of young leaders from across the Asia-Pacific, today announced its 2016 class. Comprised of 32 emerging leaders from 24 countries representing the private, public, and nonprofit sectors, this year’s class is a remarkable group focused on shaping a brighter future for the Asia-Pacific region. Among these selected emerging leaders TWO are alumni of ACYD.
Danma has been moving from strength to strength since her time as an ACYD 2011 Delegate and 2012 Speaker. Danma has recently embarked on a crowdfunding campaign for her social enterprise, Maya Mountain.
Congratulations Crystal Tsoi, ACYD 2014 Alumni on this recent appointment.
From working alongside Canberra high school students to challenging world economic leaders in Davos, Alan Wu has been a lifelong champion for a more participatory and inclusive society.
In June 24, the Australian embassy invited Lisa Qin, one of the 2013 ACYD delegates, and 2014 & 2015 ACYD organisers to speak as a representative of ACYD/ACYPI. Lisa talked about her Australia China story, as well as the importance of the networks and support she had received through ACYD. Here is her speech.
As director of luxury retail at Savills, one of the world’s largest real estate firms, Beijing-based Timothy Coghlan connects Chinese landlords and international fashion brands to help broker deals for new retail stores in the world’s largest luxury market.
Growing up in Hong Kong, Wesa Chau Wai-sum never thought she would enter the world of politics. But a move to Australia when she was seven changed all that. Now 31, Chau is hoping to become Australia's first Asian-born member of the House of Representatives, running as a candidate for Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's ruling Labor Party in the September 7 federal election.
英文/English 周康是2010年首届中澳青年对话的中方代表之一。为期5天的论坛让周康结识了来自不同行业的领袖、专家以及志同道合的青年们。对话活动结束后，周康选择了重回校园，到北京大学学习MBA课程，同时并积极组织和参与了一系列促进中澳文化交流的活动, 包括Beijing Forecast 项目，ACYA与生命光
I (Ren Wanlin, third from the right) participated in the inaugural ACYD in Beijing and Shanghai in the Autumn of 2010. The ACYD played an important role in helping
While branch stacking remains a major problem, it is concerning when some in the party persist in assuming that members from ethnic and culturally diverse backgrounds are nothing but stacks. This is not to say that exploitation of ethnic voting blocs by cynical politicians (often not even from that community) doesn't still occur. My concern is that suspicion is cast on anyone with a non-European name seeking to join the ALP as a result.
A new operations firm is promising to shake up the technology-enabled growth services industry, with Trimantium GrowthOps already signing up one of the world’s largest consumer brands in its bid to outpace traditional professional services firms.
China’s Belt and Road Initiative is one of President Xi’s most ambitious foreign and economic initiatives. It reflects a combination of economic and strategic drivers, not all of which can be easily reconciled. There are strategic drivers behind China’s Belt and Road Initiative, but it is also motivated by the country’s pressing domestic economic challenges. The combination of strategic and economic drivers is not always easy to reconcile. In some cases, China’s strategic objectives make it difficult to sell the economic aspects of the initiative to China’s neighbours. The Chinese Government is keen to use the initiative to achieve important economic policy objectives, but some Chinese financiers and policymakers are cautious about funding risky Belt and Road projects outside of China, fearing poor return on their investments. Written by ACYD alumnus Peter Cai.
It’s trite but true to say that all politics is local. Foreign policy rarely gets a look in at election time in Australia. Moreover, the conventional view is that the divisions between the two major parties on foreign policy questions are narrow enough to make little difference at the ballot box.
For many of Australians, our knowledge of the Pacific is superficial: a week spent lazing by a pool or docked in a port on board a cruise ship. However, the overarching significance of our relationship is that as a large regional player, stability and prosperity within the region matters as much to us as it does to our neighbours.
The release of the White Paper on Developing Northern Australia was met with relatively little fanfare. In some ways, this is unsurprising. The scale of other recent development initiatives such as China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank somewhat dwarf the Commonwealth’s plan for the north.
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.
The U.S.-China bilateral relationship is widely regarded by politicians, practitioners, and pundits as the world’s most important. Effectively managing China’s reemergence as a major power in the context of a U.S.-led international order is seen as key to continuing peace and security in the Asia-Pacific. But is working together the best way for China to get what it wants?
The conclusion earlier this week of another round of international climate change negotiations -- this year held in Lima -- marked the end of a highly-charged month of climate change politics in which Australia and China featured prominently, albeit for very different reasons.
It was announced that a China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (CHAFTA) had finally been reached after more than a decade of negotiations. While most Australian media attention was focused on domestic produce, the CHAFTA also contains two provisions that affect Australian architects, which have been met with cautious optimism.
There is no doubt that Australia and China are getting more involved in collaborations in the business sector, diplomatic dialogue as well as cultural exchange. However, Australia-China interactions in the third sector pale beside those in the public and private sector.
Consumer-driven organic farming practices in China have the potential to stem falling participation rates in the agriculture sector and help ensure the safety and sustainability of Chinese food production, a key Australia-China bilateral initiative has heard
The Australian Government appeared to have been caught unawares by the recent China-US emissions reduction announcement at APEC, suggesting – unsurprisingly – that the dynamics of US-China relations evolve without Australia. Nevertheless, there is a real, albeit still emerging three-way relationship between Australia, China, and the US, one in which Australia has much more room to direct its own role.
While China and Australia maintain divergent social and political landscapes, sport is a source of common ground – a pastime able to transcend cultural boundaries to form the basis of meaningful people-to-people exchange.
After an intensive week of seminars, speeches and sessions on issues ranging from security and the environment to global trade and politics, the final topic for discussion at the 2013 Australia-China Youth Dialogue (ACYD) was that of Australia-China creative industries. Speakers included Leslie Always, Greame Lewsey, Paul Lacy, and Michell Guo.
在最近的一篇文章里，Natalie Karam呼吁陆克文从亚洲梦中清醒过来。对于工党和自由党相继提出的亚洲学习支持计划，她质疑亚洲学习在澳洲学生中是否真有如此大的市场？ Karam女士提到教育界需要进行调整以迎接亚洲世纪的到来。但从字里行间可以看出她本人对于亚洲的陈见。同时她也只字未提亚洲语言。