Goin’ Off Safaris Discovers China

Lunch of Goin Off Safaris in China

David Doudle, (better known as ‘Lunch’) Managing Director of Goin’ Off Safaris recently visited Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Beijing and Chengdu, meeting to with key travel agents and airline partners to promote the Eyre Peninsula on the SATC China Roadshow. Other South Australian operators included: the Hahndorf Inn, Intercontinental Adelaide, Travel Superstore, Silver Needle Hotels, Best Aussie Adventures, the Desert Cave, Sealink Travel Group and Tranquil Travel.


Message of welcome from the Lord Mayor

Chinese Actress Lily Ji  with The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Martin Haese and The Lady Mayoress of Adelaide, Genevieve Theseira-Haese.

I am pleased to welcome you to the Chinatown Adelaide website. 我非常高兴地欢迎大家访问阿德莱德唐人街网站。 Chinatown is essential to the vibrancy and culture of the City of Adelaide. It celebrates the diversity of our community, has fantastic shopping and provides a unique hub for dining and socialising in the heart of the city. 唐人街是阿德莱德市活力和文化的精华,标志着我们社区的多元化,是绝妙的购物天堂,也是市中心独特的餐饮和社交场所。 It’s crucial that Chinatown has a strong online presence and I congratulate Chinatown Adelaide on its reinvigorated site,which has a great new look and additional features. 对于唐人街来说,拥有一个强大的在线平台是极其重要的。阿德莱德唐人街网站全新改版并新增许多功能,在此,我谨表祝贺。 The site provides an important opportunity for Chinatown Adelaide to engage with Asia directly. It’s an important way to attract local, national and international interest in Adelaide’s lifestyle and tourism offerings. 该网站为阿德莱德唐人街直接携手亚洲提供了一个非常重要的机遇,同时,也吸引来自本地、全国乃至世界各地对阿德莱德生活方式及旅游景点的关注。 I was also impressed to learn that http://chinatownadelaide.com contains Australia’s largest Chinatown directory, with more than 260 Chinatown businesses and affiliations already. 此外,让我印象深刻的是,http://chinatownadelaide.com 的网站提供了澳大利亚最大的唐人街指南,现已包括260多家唐人街企业和附属机构。 Enjoy the site! 打开网页尽情浏览吧!


Chinese Actress Lily Ji filming in Chinatown Adelaide

Filming with Chinese Actress Lily Ji and Irena Zhang in Chinatown Adelaide,

Filming with Chinese Actress Lily Ji and Irena Zhang in Chinatown Adelaide, Day 1. ACDC filming with Chinese Actress Lily Ji at the Riverbank Precinct, National Wine Centre, Adelaide Town Hall, Chinatown Adelaide and the Royal Croquet Club with The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Martin Haese, The Lady Mayoress of Adelaide, Genevieve Theseira-Haese,The Hon. Chris Schacht, Irena Zhang, Geoff Hardy, Cristina Tridente and the Germein Sisters. Thank you: Claire Bunten, couture + love + madness, Brand SA, Closer Productions, Office of the Premier (International Relations) Government of South Australia, the Deli, Massive Empire, Finesse Models, Zi Gallery, Roman Davas-Fahey, Anita Rutter, Afdal Sebi, Red Chilli, Hilton Adelaide, Flavia Maria Photography and the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide. Lily is filming in South Australia in order to promote and showcase Adelaide and South Australia as one of the most creative, innovative and industrious places in Australia.


Qingdao Sister City Student Ambassador Recruitment Campaign


“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.


Jay Weatherill welcomes Chinese Ambassador Ma Zhaoxu at OzAsia launch


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


Asiafest – 4th, 5th & 6th October 2014

Asiafest Chinatown Adelaide

Get ready for a three-day culinary delight of exquisite and exotic Asian Food teamed with traditional beverages and astonishing entertainment.The inaugural AirAsia ASIAFEST Food & Cultural Festival will bring together 20 of Adelaides very best Asian Restaurants, nestled amoungst the beautiful Rymill Park, in the heart of Adelaide. Asian Food & Cultural Festival4th, 5th & 6th October 2014Rymill Park, Adelaidewww.asiafest.com.au


McLaren Vale in Chinatown Adelaide Duck and Grenache

Chinatown Adelaide McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale in Chinatown Adelaide Duck and Grenache Friday Sep 19, 2014 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm McLaren Vale is coming to Chinatown Adelaide for International Grenache Day celebrations on Friday 19th September! Come and join our McLaren Vale producers and the Moonta Street precinct for fine wine, delicious food and to find out for yourself why Duck and Grenache are a match made in heaven.


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


Premier Weatherill gives support to ACDC led Sister City Mission


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.


ACDC signs MOU with Confucius Institute

MoU ACDC Adelaide

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.