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Issue 75, June 2016



ACAA 热点新闻



2016 ACAA/IELTS Australia China Alumni Awards



Sponsorship Extension/ 

Nomination Open



  • 赞助邀请延期至8月31日
  • 提名7月6日开放,8月31日截止





The sponsorship invitation to 2016 ACAA/IELTS Australia China Alumni Awards is now extended to 31st August. Upon the request of most of our partner universities, this year's nomination will be opened from 6th July until 31st August.


Sponsoring the Alumni Awards is a chance to contribute to the largest annual celebration of Australian higher education in China and provides an opportunity to deeply engage with the Australia-China relationship in education, business and culture.    


At the same time sponsors are able to promote to 16,000+ alumni members across Greater China (including Hong Kong, Macau & Taiwan), 30+ Australian universities in a 6 months period via 5 channels.


Review sponsors benefits HERE.


 Available award categories:

  • Young Australian Alumni of the Year
  • Australian Alumni Award Women in Leadership
  • Australian Alumni Award for New Media and ICT
  • Australian Alumni Award for Education
  • Australian Alumni Award for Corporate Achievement

Confirmed Sponsors:


Presentation Dinner


Distinguished Guest: 


Australian Ambassador to China

Ms Jan Adams

Date: Saturday 19th November 2016


Time: 5:30 - 9:30pm


Location: Guangzhou


Venue: TBA



Welcome ACAA new staff


Klaus Carl



Director of Development and Communication, Shanghai


We are delighted to welcome our new ACAA staff member, Klaus Carl (克劳斯), who is based in Shanghai.


Klaus was born in Longford, Australia (TAS) and educated in Germany. Majoring in Electromechanical Engineering in Hannover and thereafter at the Dr. Buhmann School of Economics & Business. During his career he moved from the technical side in to business development and general management.


His entrepreneurial spirit was recognised, after he relocated back to Australia in 2006, twice winning the Australian Small Business Champion Award, in 2008 and 2012.


Between 2007 and 2012 Klaus was travelling to China for work almost once a month. Finally, in 2013 he moved to Beijing, to be responsible for the operations of one of China’s biggest HR companies, leading the China Mainland operations. Thereafter, Klaus was responsible for setting up the new Australia subsidiary for a Chinese MNC.


Klaus is based in Shanghai as the Director of Development and Communications. He will be managing ongoing liaisons and relationships with allied organisations and partner universities, local working committees and volunteers and will provide support in the organisation and hosting of regular alumni events.


You may contact Klaus:





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Upcoming Events




Victoria University



VU Alumni China Centenary Celebration Reception

Date: Saturday 2nd July

Location: Regent Hotel Beijing


VU China Graduations

Date: Sunday 3rd July

Location: CUFE







The University of Queensland in China



Beijing: Monday 4th July

Location: Waldorf Astoria


Shanghai: Wednesday 6th July

Location: 5 The Bund





University of Tasmania


Annual Shanghai Alumni Event



Shanghai: Wednesday 6th July

Location: Majesty Plaza Hotel





CPA Forums




Date: 13th & 27th July

GZ Event Details



Date: 14th & 28th July

SH Event Details



Date: 6th & 20th July

BJ Event Details




Click HERE for ACAA 2016 Event Calendar




Partner News




Federation University



Mr Robert Foo Hee Chong was awarded Distinguished Alumnus of Federation University Australia on Tuesday 28 June 2016. This award recognises the recipient’s exceptional contribution to a chosen field of endeavour, and their pursuit of excellence in everything to do.


Robert was nominated for outstanding service to the community and his pre-eminent contribution to community health and local government.


Read full article here


How to find your alumni, see Alumni Service here


June Greetings

ACAA 六月祝语

Since the ACAA Connect was launched, we have seen a large increase in alumni members as well as growth in every university group. We have also received lots of useful feedback that is helping us improve our platform and its functionality. The ACAA aims to be the premier Australian university alumni engagement platform in China.


The ACAA has supported alumni events for the University of Technology, Sydney in Beijing and Shanghai and has co-hosted an alumni event with RMIT University.


The nomination of 2016 ACAA/IELTS Australia China Alumni Awards will open on the 6th July. This provides sufficient time for our partner universities to nominate and inform their alumni.


The ACAA welcomes three new staff members: Klaus Carl, Director of Development and Communication, Ellen Chen, Manager of Communication and Development in Shanghai; Mesa Chen, Manager of Communication and Development in Guangzhou.


We also say farewell to Bixia Liang, Manager of Media and Events. We thank Bixia for her contribution in setting up the ACAA upgrade website and the ACAA Connect Platform and her passion and professional event management skills. Bixia has decided to return to Australia and pursue her master degree.


In July, the ACAA in Guangzhou will have a small event to launch the China Chapter of University of Canberra. The ACAA are also developing career development events in Guangzhou and Shanghai in August.



Save the Date

19th November 2016


the 8th Australia China Alumni Awards.

See you in Guangzhou!


Best wishes!

The ACAA Team 



Alumni Profile


HE. Jan Adams


Monash University alumna




Ms Jan Adams is Australia’s Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China and took up her appointment in February 2016. As Ambassador, she has the privilege of overseeing the very broad and fast-growing relationship between Australia and China.

Ms Adams is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.  She was appointed Deputy Secretary in April 2013 with responsibility for trade and economic issues.  In this role she was chief negotiator overseeing conclusion of Free Trade Agreements with China, Korea and Japan.  Previously, Ms Adams was First Assistant Secretary, Free Trade Agreement Division.

Ms Adams served as Ambassador for the Environment and Ambassador for Climate Change between 2005 and 2008, and as Minister Counsellor (Trade) in Washington from 2000 to 2004.

From 1993 to 1996, Ms Adams worked as an Adviser to the Minister for Trade and Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Senator Peter Cook. She also previously worked in the OECD Environment and Trade Directorates in Paris.

Ms Adams joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 1999 as Assistant Secretary, APEC Branch.

Ms Adams was awarded the Public Service Medal (PSM) in 2007 for outstanding public service in pursuing Australia's international objectives on trade and the environment.  In 2016 she was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to international relations through the advancement of Australia's diplomatic and free trade relationships, particularly with the United States of America, South Korea, Japan and China.

Raised in country Victoria (Wodonga), Ms Adams enjoyed water-skiing and snow-skiing. More recently she now enjoys discovering Beijing, reading books and travelling. What she enjoys the most about living and working in China is that she meets many interesting people and promotes closer ties. She sees a lot of great entrepreneurs and remarkable people involved in cultural, scientific, educational and other activities.

Ms Adams holds Bachelor of Economics (Hons) and Bachelor of Law (Hons) degrees from Monash University, and is married with one child. She says she loved her time at Monash University as it set the path for her professional career in international policy and feels her greatest achievement to date has been overseeing Australia’s trade agreements with China, Japan and Korea.



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Alumni Watch



Mr. Carter Huangfu


Monash University alumnus



Carter Huangfu is the alumnus of Monash University. He completed his masters degree of Information Technology with the direction of Networking and Internet & Information Security, and his Bachelors degree of Business Information System at Swinburne University of Technology. Carter is now based in Guangzhou and has been recently started work for HSBC as an IT Security Analyst. He was previously the Managing Director of Ciderson Information Technology.


Carter is interested in different topics such as Entrepreneurship, Marketing & Advertising. In his spare time, he enjoys swimming, playing darts and basketball.


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