Mr Guo Zhaoxin, Vice Governor of Shandong Province visited Adelaide to further discuss economic cooperation between Shandong Province and South Australia and to celebrate the anniversary of our successful Sister State relationship. The Premier of South Australia Mike Rann hosted an official dinner for the Vice Governor and delegation on the 17 October 2011. Premier Rann last met the Shandong Provincial Governor Jiang Daming on his business mission to Shandong on 12 April 2011. We look forward to further positive outcomes in a wide variety of industry sectors for Adelaide and South Australia.
Adelaide-based Australia China Development Company general manager Conan Fahey, who helps trade between Australia and China, said Chinatown was under-utilised.
Fireworks, lion dances, martial arts displays and a fashion parade will help ring in the Lunar New Year at a street party in Chinatown this Saturday. Adelaide’s multicultural communities will showcase their music, dance and food at the event, which marks the start of the 15-day Lunar New Year festival on February 3. According to the Chinese Zodiac 2011 is the Year of the Rabbit. Chinese astrology says people born under the rabbit (for example 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987 and 1999) make ideal diplomats or politicians, and have grace, culture and beautiful manners. The free street party on Moonta St, between Gouger and Grote streets, starts at 11am.
“Weiping has never taken part in Australian Chinese New Year before, so this is her first chance to see how things are done here. She helps out anyway she can, meets some new people, and finds out that although some things stay the same, the celebrations here are different because Australia has people from all over Asia.” My Australia: Episode 13 – Part 3 You Tube Clip
Conan Fahey from the Australian Asian Chamber of Commerce (AACCI) for winning the 2010 Council for International Trade and Commerce (SA) CITCSA Awards Outstanding Long-Term Contribution award