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Issue 74, May 2016



ACAA 热点新闻



Celebrating 30 Years!

Sydney-Guangzhou Sister City Relationship - Alumni Event



The ACAA invited alumni to attend Sydney’s six leading universities' alumni to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Sister City relationship between Sydney and Guangzhou. Distinguished guests included the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, the chairman of Kingold Group Dr Chau Chak Wing, the former Mayor of Guangzhou, Chen Jianhua and the Consul-General of Australia Guangzhou, Mr. Dominic Trindade.


More than 200 participants including Sydney area alumni and guests celebrated the success of this relationship between Sydney and Guangzhou. This relationship has provided multiple benefits to both parties in trade, cultural exchange, education, experience sharing of ecosystems and in architecture.


Australian alumni are perhaps the most important bridge connecting China and Australia to boost the industrial, economic and cultural progress in different aspects.


Here at the ACAA we endeavour to enhance such alumni engagement between Australia and China.






Monthly Hot Topic!




Scan the QR code below to get started with ACAA Connect


It is becoming of increasing importance to dive into and explore the topic of entrepreneurship and innovation in China. Not only is the Chinese government supporting new local and nationwide programs, it is also developing a number of positive policies, some of which are specifically beneficial to overseas returnees.


Come and join us to discuss this key topic together on our WeChat platform ACAA Connect. As with all of our discussions topics, with sufficient interest we could set it up as an offline event. Click "Read more" to enter the discussion page and share your thoughts.


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Thanks to the Australia China Council for helping to make ACAA Connect happen!



ACAA will be working on its improvements in the coming months. Please let us know what you think; Your feedback is very important to us.



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Upcoming Events



CPA Forums




Date: 15th & 29th June; 13th & 27th July

GZ Event Details



Date: 2nd, 26th & 30th June; 14th & 28th July

SH Event Details



Date: 8th & 22nd June; 6th & 20th July

BJ Event Details





Shanghai Alumni:

"Knowing the Future Property Owner"



Are you in Shanghai? 


The Australia China Alumni Association (ACAA) and RMIT University invite you to “Knowing the Future Property Owner”. Hear from visiting RMIT staff Dr David Higgins and RMIT PhD candidate Peng Wong on cross-border real estate investment in Australia, residential tourism, emerging trends in the property sector, and more.


Date: 29 June

Time: 7-9pm

Venue: TBC

RSVP & details here





University of Technology, Sydney - Alumni Reunion





Date & time: 27 June, 6.30 – 7pm



Date & time: 29th June, 6.30 - 7pm





University of Wollonggong

Alumni Reception



Shanghai, 22nd  June


Beijing, 20th June



Click HERE for ACAA 2016 Event Calendar




Past Events




Guangzhou Alumni

Happy 10K Run 



Guangzhou 10K Happy Run on the 15th of May was a huge success. Some 70 alumni from 16 universities displayed their Aussie Sporting Spirit. All participants were able to find their fellow alumni through the washable university logo tattoos on their faces, necks and arms! The UNSW alumni team won the Biggest University Team Award and each of them received a special flower gift prepared by the ACAA.


The Happy 10K Run was organised by the Chinese Athletics Association and attracted more than 7,000 runners including professional athletes. The ACAA encouraged alumni to meet through different engagement activities. Alumni highly valued the professional running event and were able to interact with other alumni more effectively.


Event photos here





Partner News




University of Newcastle


Australia - China Representative Office

On Saturday, 30th April the University of Newcastle (UON) celebrated the official opening of its first representative office in China.


In a sector-leading first for an Australian university, the UON has partnered with the China-Australia Chamber of Commerce in Beijing (AustCham Beijing) to co-locate the new office in Beijing. The office will focus on strengthening UON's partnerships with universities, schools, governments, alumni and business and industry networks throughout China.


Read the whole article here.


Click HERE to view the story in Chinese on WeChat.



Victoria University


Alumni China Centenary

Celebration Dinner


In 2016 Victoria University is celebrating a Centenary of providing high quality, accessible and industry-relevant education in Melbourne, Australia as well as internationally.

Read more here


Beijing Dinner

Date: Saturday, 2nd July

Location:  Regent Hotel Beijing. MAP

RSVP:Scan to follow VU official WeChat account.

May Greetings

ACAA 五月祝语

Throughtout May, the ACAA has been very active, participating in a vast array of Australia & China related activities.


Some 70 ACAA alumni members represented 16 Australian Universities and showed their Aussie sports spirit at the 10K Happy Run on 15th May in Guangzhou.


The ACAA invited more than 200 alumni to celebrate the 30th Sydney - Guangzhou Sister City Anniversary with the Lord Mayor of Sydney Clover Moore and their alma mater on 31st May.

The ACAA continues to play a key role in China-based alumni engagement. As the Australia Global Alumni Strategy was launched, the ACAA has hand-picked alumni to attend workshops in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou and encouraged alumni to express their thoughts and ideas.


To activate the knowledge and experience present in the alumni community, the ACAA will be encouraging alumni to provide and share their experiences in our Hot Topic section in ACAA Connect and will convert some of those topics into offline events in June and July.


The ACAA will soon be acting as co-host with RMIT University for an event dealing with cross-border real estate investment in Australia.


Get in touch and let us know what topics you could contribute to the alumni community:


The 8th ACAA/IELTS Australia China Alumni Awards is confirmed and seeking sponsorship until 30th June. Review sponsors benefits HERE.


Save the Date

19th November 2016


8th Australia China Alumni Awards.

See you in Guangzhou!


Best wishes!

The ACAA Team 



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Alumni Profile


Mr. Larry Li


Victoria University alumnus



With almost 30 years of experience in the oil & gas industry and having worked most recently for Sinopec as a senior petroleum engineer, Mr Larry Li is now the CEO of his own company,  OPETECH, that provides international trade and technical consulting services within the offshore oil & gas sectors. During his career, he has also worked for other large corporations such as GS-Hydro and Halliburton, and thrives on providing high-tech products and services to his customers in China.


One of his major achievements was being elected as the President of the Beijing Energy Association's International Suppliers Branch which allowed him to be responsible for various consulting services for domestic and international energy suppliers and provided the opportunity to serve many different suppliers.


Larry earned his International Masters of Business Administration (IMBA) at Victoria University in 2013. He says he learned a huge amount from VU in Melbourne, especially in regards to management, marketing, innovation and teamwork. His time there has most definitely impacted and influenced him in becoming the strong business leader in entrepreneurship that he is today.


Larry's hometown is Zhenjiang in Jiangsu, but he now enjoys his life with his wife and daughter in Beijing.


Do you know alumni who you think should be profiled?


Email the ACAA team.


Alumni Watch



Ms. Louis Mai


 University of Technology Sydney alumna



Ms Louise Mai earned her Masters of Management in Event Management from the University of Technology Sydney. In March 2016, she took on the role of accountant at Guangzhou Xin zhongnan Certified Public Accountants. Previously, she was the Convention Sales Coordinator at Langham Place, Guangzhou.


Louise enjoys roller-skating, Latin dancing and travelling in her spare time. Meeting friends and trying different things cheers her up, when life gets her down.



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CQ University


New Agreement Enables Fresh Projects between CQUni and Guangxi University of China




CQUniversity hosted a graduation ceremony for students from Guangxi University.



Guangxi Uni Associate Professor Bi Fuchun, Assoc VC (NSW Region) Steve Holliday and Assoc Prof Ergun Gide at CQUni Sydney campus.


CQUniversity has formed a new partnership agreement with China’s prestigious Guangxi University. The strong relationship formed between both universities aims to create a fresh round of joint projects, scholarly activities and student mobility and exchange opportunities...


Read more here




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