Chinatown Adelaide welcomes Chinese actress Lily Ji to South Australia

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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

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Qingdao Sister City Student Ambassador Recruitment Campaign

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“South Australia is offering the opportunity for a student from Qingdao, China Adelaide’s Sister City to study here and tour the state for four weeks as an Ambassador for Adelaide.” said Higher Education Minister Gail Gago today launching the Amazing Ambassador, Unforgettable Experience  Adelaide, Australia and Qingdao’s Sister City Student Ambassador Recruitment Campaign. China is South Australia’s number one source market for international students and we hope to attract even more students from Qingdao and the wider Shandong province to our city. South Australia has so much to offer international students, and our strong links with Sister State Shandong should help encourage further education, business and social partnerships.” Full details.

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SA Chinese Weekly interview with Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood

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Q1.You have been the Lord Mayor of Adelaide for the last 4 years. In your view, what are your greatest achievements? Any regrets? Ans1.Teamwork with business, community groups, State Government and Council staff has resulted in many achievements in this term of council, including: A new Chinese Sister City Qingdao; Expanded Chinese New Year celebrations; Rundle Mall redevelopment; Victoria Square redevelopment; City Wide free Wi-Fi network; Adelaide Digital Strategy; Night Time Economy Plan; Live Music Strategy; Expanded Social Media; LED Lighting upgrades; New City Library; 10,000 more trees; Aquatic Centre upgrade; Victoria Park improvements; City Connector Bus upgrade; New Playgrounds; Small business & International Trade support; and Red tape Reduction, with 206 policies removed. I have worked hard to ensure I have no regrets! Q2, What are your vision and priorities for the City, in particular, Chinatown if you become the Lord Mayorfor the second term? Could you give some

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SA Chinese Weekly interview with Lord Mayoral candidate Martin Haese

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Q1.What are your vision and priorities for the City, in particular, Chinatown if you become the Lord Mayor? Could you give some examples about the things that you are intending to do in order to give some confidence to the voters? Could you give some examples about the things that you are intending to do in order to give some confidence to the voters? Ans 1: Having listened to many people, my vision is that the City of Adelaide will become a compelling place to live, learn, invest, work and visit. The city’s residents, business people and diverse cultural communities will be supported by a Council that better understands their unique needs and goals for the future. We need to address a cultural shift in Council to recognise that ratepayers are the reason for being. As Lord Mayor, I will use my local, national and international commercial experience to bring

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“A strong vision for Chinatown” by Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood

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“Asia is booming. Its economy has proven resilient during economic downturn and it is overwhelming to contemplate cities bigger than Australia]s population. Tokyo and Seoul are greater than 20 million and a further 10 Asian cities have populations over 10 million. That’s big! Given Australia’s proximity to Asia, it is important we build a future with this region for cultural and economic benefit. Asian students and immigration bring valuable business opportunities to our shores whilst cultural diversity, and associated spectacular food, make Adelaide a more dynamic and interesting destination. The signing of a Sister City Agreement with Qingdao, a city of 9 million people, is so significant even the media has been talking it up! All over the world local China Towns are the material expression of the growing connection between east and west. Adelaide’s Moonta Street, perfectly located adjacent the Central Market and Gouger Street, is a good example

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ACDC hosts Luncheon Forum with The Hon. Tanya Plibersek

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The Australia China Development Company hosted a ALP Luncheon Forum for The Hon. Tanya Plibersek, Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development on 9th October 2014. TACDC Chairman the Hon. Chris Schacht was the MC and discussed a deeper engagement with Asia. This was followed by a keynote speech and lively Q&A session with The Hon. Tanya Plibersek, Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development.

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Jay Weatherill welcomes Chinese Ambassador Ma Zhaoxu at OzAsia launch

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Jay Weatherill welcomes Chinese Ambassador Ma Zhaoxu at OzAsia launch South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill gave a welcoming keynote address to the Chinese Ambassador, His Excellency Mr Ma Zhaoxu, on his inaugural visit to South Australia. The address was given on OZAsias opening night of which this year Shandong, China is featured. Mr Weatherill described South Australias approach to international engagement and stressed throughout his address connect strength, work together. It was noted that China is now South Australias largest trading partner accounting for 27% of SAs exports. He said We want new people to visit South Australia, new students to come to South Australia, and new businesses to invest in South Australia. Mr Weatherill said as Australias only Labour Premier, he hoped to continue Gough Whitlams legacy who normalised diplomatic relations with China in 1972. He said True engagement is not simply a series of business transactions. It

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The Norwood Bears Senior men’s team visit Qingdao

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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.

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Premier Weatherill gives support to ACDC led Sister City Mission

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Premier Weatherill gives support to ACDC led Sister City Mission South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has givenhis support of the ACDC led Sister City Delegation in August 7th-14th in an open letter to Qingdao Mayor Zhang Xinqi. Led by the Hon Chris Schacht, who has extensive links in business and political sectors in both Australia and China. The visit will involve South Australians including business people, musicians, athletes and artists who have highly developed skills with internationally acclaimed events. The mission will include a special gala dinner event to celebrate the new Sister City status. I am pleased to hear of this initiative and I offer my full support to the delegation excerpt.

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ACDC signs MOU with Confucius Institute

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ACDC signs MOU with Confucius Institute The Australia China Development Company and the University of Adelaide through its Confucius Institute have developed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly promote a greater understanding of South Australias relationship with China. This will include: a.Create a greater awareness amongst the business community about the way China undertakes business. b.The development of general community Chinese cultural events. c.To attract investment from China into South Australia. This Memorandum of Understanding was signed by The Australia China Development Company Chairman the Hon. Chris Schacht and Professor Kent Anderson , Pro-Vice Chancellor (International) from the University of Adelaide .The Memorandum of Understanding was witness by Professor Mobo Gao, Director, Confucius Institute, University of Adelaide and Chair of Chinese Studies, and Conan Fahey, Director of the Australia China Development Company.

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