Australia China Alumni Association


Monthly Newsletter: Issue #84

March 2017


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Upcoming Events

Nomination for 2017 Dragon 100 


The Dragon Foundation is offering scholarships again this year to young students and alumni of Chinese background to participate in a week-long program in Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Henan from 11-18 June in China.


Application Deadline:

7th April 2017


For more details:

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Job Opportunities

March Greetings!


ACAA 2017 Alumni Welcome Back Receptions in Guangzhou and Shanghai started off ACAA's 2017 Event Calendar with a  bang! Beijing's Reception is being held on 31st March! The Guangzhou and Shanghai sessions involved more than 200 alumni from 25 Australian universities; we are absolutely delighted to see lots of new alumni joining our community and meeting their fellow alumni in China. 


The ACAA Mentor Program kicked off at the beginning of this year and is already in its second round. This program provides our premium members with the opportunity to learn from high profile and experienced mentors from a variety of sectors. 


We will soon be launching online lectures from key mentors - open to all Premium Members!


Stay tuned!


ACAA News 


As the first session of the ACAA's Welcome Back Reception events, the Guangzhou session made a great start! We had almost 120 alumni join the event and received 100 submissions for our online activity - ‘Proud to be an Australian Alumni’.


Let's have a quick review here: 

Welcome Address from Ms Fiona Cochaud, Deputy Head of Post, Australian Consulate-General Guangzhou

Guest Panel: Mr Felix Xu (Ray White), Ms Cochaud, Mr Zac Wang (Lloyd Morgan)

ACAA Guangzhou Welcome Back Reception - All Together!

Alumni Profile 


Mr. Paul Hung
Macquarie University Alumnus

Mr Hung's academic background covers a wide range of interests. He started his professional studies in mechanical engineering. As he switched his career focus from engineering to sales and marketing, Mr Hung extended his study in marketing and business administration by completing his Master's degree in Marketing and MBA at Macquarie Graduate School of Management. Years later, having realised that all of his studies were linked by the common thread of human psychology, Mr Hung then took an applied psychology degree program at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and graduated with first class honors.

In 2010, Mr Hung became the Sales Development Director for Emerson Electric. Since, he has relocated to Shanghai from Hong Kong. His major responsibility is to develop a strong and cohesive sales infrastructure for both internal sales teams and business partners to enhance their business excellence in the HVACR (Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration) industry. This includes developing strategies and tools to penetrate target market sectors, delivering internal and external training programs to continually upgrade the teams' sales excellence. This strategic role requires a wide and deep background of technical knowledge, sales and marketing awareness, as well as management skills; for which Mr Hung is perfectly suited.

Mr Hung is also experiencing big changes in his private life as his first baby girl was born last October in Shanghai!


Partner News


Global Entrepreneur Jack Ma establishes a US$20m Scholarship Program at UoN

The Ma and Morley Scholarship Program, announced by the University of Newcastle on 3rd February 2017, is a new life-changing program made possible through the generous philanthropic support of Alibaba founder and executive chairman, Mr Jack Ma.


The largest philanthropic commitment to the university and the Jack Ma Foundation’s first philanthropic contribution in Australia, the new scholarship program will pay tribute to Mr Ma’s close personal connection to Newcastle and aims to inspire, educate, and cultivate the next generation of globally-aware and socially-conscious Australian leaders.


I am very thankful for Australia and the time I spent there in my youth. The culture, the landscape and most importantly its people had a profound positive impact on my view of the world at that time.” Jack Ma said.


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Web and Editorial: Ellen Xiao

Guangzhou: Mesa Chen

Beijing: Ben Newman

Shanghai: Klaus Rasche