2015 Chinatown Adelaide Lunar New Year Street Party


Great twilight photo of the Chinatown Adelaide Lunar New Year Street Party 2015 by Claire Bunten (Chinatown Adelaide Contributor & the Australia China Development Company Event Manager)


Chinatown Adelaide welcomes Chinese actress Lily Ji to South Australia


Chinatown Adelaide welcomes Chinese actress Lily Ji to South Australia to promote and showcase Adelaide and South Australia as one of the most creative, innovative and industrious places in Australia. Lily Ji, originally from Kunming, Yunnan, south west of China, came to Australia when she just graduated from high school for her higher education degree in Arts. After 5 years of studying in Australia, as the first Chinese international student, she graduated from The National Institute of Dramatic Arts in 2012. Shortly after her return back to China in mid year of 2013,she then appeared in the latest Michael Bay Hollywood blockbuster ‘Transformers 4’, as the Chinese News Reporter. After that Lily has finished shooting for four films and one TV drama in China in 2014.In 2015, her first feature film as the female lead- ‘The Emperors Holiday’ (family comedy) will be releasing on 19th February during the Chinese New


The Norwood Bears Senior men’s team visit Qingdao

Norwood Bears Volleyball Qingdao

Congratulations to the Norwood Bears Senior men’s volleyball team for winning the 2014 State League Grand Final Champions! These men were excellent ambassadors for South Australia, sport and education on the recent Australia China Development Company trade delegation and sister city celebrations.


South Australia’s own Luke Lombe represents at the Beijing ‘Brawl on the Wall’

Luke Lombe Beijing

South Australia’s own Luke Lombe represents at the Beijing White Collar Boxing event ‘Brawl on the Wall’ Luke wins by TKO early in the 2nd round!


Co-Opera General Manager to Brian Chatterton to visit Qingdao in August 2014

Co-Opera Qingdao Sister City Shandong Adelaide

Co-Opera General Manager, Brian Chatterton and Principal Administrator, Sarah Ferguson visited Qingdao in November 2005 to explore performance opportunities and cooperation with Shandong artists and instrumentalists. In August 2014 Co-Opera will visit Qingdao to build on its existing level of activity in Asia. From a current average of 3 to 5 performances p.a. in Malaysia/Singapore, they would like to add another 3 to 5 performances in Shandong. Co-Opera has the possibility in 2015 of taking one of 3 pieces to Qingdao.


2014 Lunar New Year & Qingdao – Adelaide Sister City Street Party

Qingdao Adelaide Sister City ACDC

“The Year of the Horse, a new sister city relationship with Qingdao and a smorgasbord of great SA seafood. More than 20,000 people are expected to head to Gouger and Moonta streets for the festival dubbed Qingdao Mei Mei, meaning Adelaide is Qingdaos Little Sister. The Chinese citys most famous company, Tsingtao Beer, is providing red lanterns to adorn Gouger St, while sponsors from Eyre Peninsula will ensure the event is a seafood extravaganza complete with tuna filleting demonstrations.(It) will be a celebration of the long friendship between Adelaide and Qingdao with the best seafood and beer from Port Lincoln and Qingdao, Chinatown Association president Irena Zhang says. Its bringing people together to understand each others culture. The City Messenger reported in October that Qingdao was to become Adelaides fifth sister city and its first in 30 years. Article by Tim Williams Picture by Matt Turner