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Australia China Alumni Association North China Branch

The Australia China Alumni Association (ACAA) established its first branch in Beijing in September 2007 with a formal launch event held at the Australian Embassy in Beijing. Beijing has since become the headquarters with subsequent branches launched in Shanghai (July 2008) and Guangzhou (July 2009).

Today the North China branch engages some 4000 alumni in the greater Beijing area and North China. The Beijing team organizes events in the Beijing area, supports the growth of individual university alumni chapters in Beijing.

Mr Edward Smith, Founder and National Steering Committee member, has spent more than 20 years living in China and is an alumnus of Melbourne and Monash Universities and has also studied in China at the Beijing Second Foreign Language Institute and the John Hopkins Centre at Nanjing University. Edward is a fluent Mandarin speaker and also serves as the Managing Director of the Beijing Consulting Group, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Australia China Youth Association (ACYA).

He is now based in Melbourne and advice ACAA at the board level. Edward can be contacted at

We are now recruiting new staff to join ACAA Beijing office. Please email for Job Description and more details.

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