Qingdao TV in Chinatown Adelaide

Qingdao TV Li Junjie in Chinatown Adelaide.

TV Presenter Li Junjie from China’s Qingdao TV enjoyed a lobster with friends in Chinatown! Li Junjie will host the episodes of Channel 9 South Aussie with Cosi show in Mandarin for the China market.


Look Good, Feel Good MOSH fundraiser held at Town Hall


The Lady Mayoress hosted a fund raiser for a volunteer driven not for profit service called Mosh (Minimisation of Suicide Harm) at the Town Hall on 25th September.   MOSH Australia is a local charity promoting positive mental health. Stylists from The City of Adelaide, including Cristina Tridente put together affordable pre-loved fashion looks for the whole family, covering formal events, work attire, weekend chill out and more. Outfits were for sale on the night at bargain prices as the Queen Adelaide room become a pop up Op Shop for the night.  Councillor Megan Hender MC’d. At the event, it was announced that Mosh is opening a centre on King William Street in the City of Adelaide.


High Exposure for Brand South Australia in China


The Australia China Development Company have worked successfully with BrandSA to deliver a strong consistent message to China during April-June 2015. Cristina Tridente opens Qingdao Fashion Week in April 24th-28th After wowing Qingdao in August of 2014 at the Australia China Development Company Gala Banquet, Cristina was invited to return to open Qingdao Fashion Week. During multiple fashion shows, photo shoots, designer discussions and workshops she has achieved a high degree of visibility for South Australian fashion and has developed some truly meaningful and deep relationships while on her 6 week Asialink residency.   Brand South Australia in Jinan A DVD co-produced with BrandSA was produced and presented to Qingdao Government who have in turn played it to thousands of Chinese viewers. The video introduces Adelaide Fashion Week but also has an introduction from the Premier and interviews hosted by Lily Ji featuring the Hon. Martin Haese, Irena Zhang and


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


couture+love+madness fashion shoot on the Great Wall


Images from the couture+love+madness fashion shoot with Lily Ji on the Great Wall of China during the recent Australia China Development Company trade delegation and sister city celebrations. Lily recently appeared in the Transformers 4 by Michael Bay as the Sina News Reporter.Photo by Ella Elfie Germein Cristina Tridente, the Adelaide Fashion Festival coordinator and couture+love+madness designer was a highlight of a SA trade delegation to Qingdao in SA’s sister province, Shandong, China. Qingdao with a population of 10 million has recently become Adelaide’s newest sister city. Cristina said ‘China presents a significant growth market for the South Australian business community and those creative fashion industry entrepreneurs looking for new markets , Qingdao has hosted 14 international fashion weeks since 2001, the most recent in April. Adelaide also has many of Australia’s internationally renowned hallmark events and we want to promote them to China.’ Lily Ji wearing  couture + love


Qingdao Sister City Performance Preview

sister city preview

The Australia China Development Company presents: “Music + Fashion + Film, Qingdao Sister City Performance Preview” During August of 2014, TACDC will lead a SA delegation to Adelaide’s sister city Qingdao, Shandong Province, in China to celebrate our new Sister City Status and to promote our state’s best to Qingdao. You have the opportunity to preview and support the efforts of SA based ‘Music + Fashion + Film’on Wednesday, July 2nd at The Promethean in 116 Grote Street, Chinatown. (6pm – 9pm) MUSIC PERFORMANCE BY THE GERMEIN SISTERS Adelaide’s own talented sibling band the Germein Sisters‘ look forward to launching their unique brand of pop/folk/rock music into the Chinese market, since recording their debut album “Because You Breathe” in Ireland with the producer of ‘The Corrs’. Travel loving & energetic young sisters Georgia, Ella, & Clara Germein won the Tamworth Country Music Festival 2014 (non country section), and have recently


Eyre Peninsula promotion at Lunar New Year a success


Eyre Peninsula promotion at Lunar New Year a success Eyre Peninsula’s recent promotion at the Chinese Lunar New Year was a huge success, delivering fantastic media promotion of the region and allowing key business leaders to form new partnerships with the Adelaide Chinese community and beyond. “This was a great opportunity to promote Eyre Peninsula’s quality seafood produce and tourism experiences, and the feedback we received was fantastic,” Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula tourism development manager Brad Riddle said. “Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula and local businesses are now working to ensure we can convert this attention and get more people travelling to the region.” Media coverage included a live cross on Channel 7 weather and various print media as well as a strong contingent of Chinese media. “Local businesses represented at the Lunar New Year Celebrations in Adelaide’s Chinatown over the weekend had good feedback


Tsingtao Beer lanterns installed along Moonta Street and Gouger Street

Tsingtao Beer Lanterns on Moonta Street

New Tsingtao Beer lanterns have been installed along Moonta Street and Gouger Street to celebrate the new Sister City relationship between Adelaide and Qingdao. Thank you Tsingtao Beer for the red lanterns and thank you Adelaide City Council for the installation of the lanterns and supporting the initiative.Moonta Street Photo by the Hon Jing Lee MLC


Lunar New Year festivities in Chinatown Adelaide

Qingdao Sister City Celebration Chinatown Adelaide

“The Year of the Horse, a new sister city relationship with Qingdao and a smorgasbord of great SA seafood – there will be no shortage of things to celebrate at Lunar New Year festivities in Chinatown on Saturday.The festival dubbed Qingdao Mei Mei, meaning Adelaide is “Qingdao’s Little Sister”.The Chinese city’s 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. “It’s bringing people together to understand each other’s culture.” There will be lion dances, martial arts displays, traditional Chinese music, more than 60 stalls and up to 10 food trucks. Ms Zhang says the festival would be truly


2014 Chinatown LNY Street Party inSA Life Magazine

Chinatown Adelaide Lunar New Year

The 2014 Chinatown Adelaide Lunar New Year Street Party is currently being promoted in the latest SA Life Magazine ( December / January Edition). Photo: Jude Owens“The 2013 Chinatown Adelaide Lunar New Year Street Party was the largest Lunar New Year celebration ever held in South Australia. Chinatown Adelaide South Australia in partnership with the Adelaide City Council and major sponsors the Tangcheng Group, the Mandela and Datong ,held the Chinatown Adelaide Lunar New Year Street Party the first time on Moonta and Gouger Street. patrons. Aside from over 60 stalls and cultural activities the street was filled 90 tables that allowed guests to participate in a mass outdoor dining spectacle. For the first time during a Lunar New Celebration Gouger street was closed and transformed into a vibrant bustling bazaar. The event attracted over 20,000 patrons.” Photo by Jude Owens.