Australia China Alumni Association


Monthly Newsletter: Issue #101


August 2018

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Upcoming Events

ACAA Career Development


Demystifying Business Management in China,A Financial Perspective



This workshop will provide case studies and valuable information on cutting-edge business practices in finance and accounting, as well as updates on the latest practices and solutions for relevant issues. Join and seize this opportunity to communicate with experienced speakers and other senior alumni, and follow updates on the latest practices and solutions.


14:30 -16:00

1st September 2018

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ACAA Career Development Workshop

 Establishing A Business:Tips and Advice



ACAA is proud to present another career development workshop for startups on 11th September, in which we will discuss all the DOs and DON’Ts about starting a business, as well as related investment and financial strategies. Join our interactive workshop to meet the experienced speaker, Mr Richard Tan and network with other entrepreneurs.


16:00 - 18:00

11th September 2018

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ACAA Career Development Workshop

Pathways to A  Successful Career



We warmly invite you to join this workshop, in which Zac Wang, Director of South China at Lloyd Morgan, will share valuable advices on better career planning and how to expand your career opportunities.


15:30 - 16:30

15th September 2018

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 ACAA & TOEFL® - 2018 Australia China Alumni Awards



The ACAA is excited to organise the 10th anniversary of the Australia China Alumni Awards in Beijing to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary achievements of Australian alumni in China. We would like to invite all finalists and winners of previous awards to celebrate this grand ceremony.



24th November 2018

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Monash Masterclass- Australia and China in the Twenty-first Century: Many Good Things to Come


Come and join this Monash Materclass, which will discuss the prospects for the continued Australia-China economic integration, highlight opportunities for productive engagement and offer a good chance to network with alumni, industry representatives and friends.


18:00 - 20:30

4th September 2018

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UQ Global Connection
Organised by UQ alumni, for UQ alumni, The Global Connection is a series of regular, informal meet-ups held worldwide. 
These casual events are a great opportunity to create new friendships, reignite old associations, and connect with like-minded professionals.
6th September 2018
Hong Kong


UTS Alumni Event (Shanghai)


We warmly invite you to join this networking event for UTS alumni, which provides an opportunity to meet two established alumni and learn from their career stories in the field of real estate, finance and accounting. It's also a great chance to network with fellow alumni and learn the latest news of alma mater.


14:00 - 17:30

15th September 2018

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Future Leaders' Forum Networking Event



This is an event for young business people, entrepreneurs and graduates from the CBD, urban, and regional Victoria. We are encouraging every young businessperson interested in growing their business opportunities with China to join our Future Leaders’ Forum.


17:30 – 19:30
25th September 2018
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August Greetings!


When heat and cold cross the two hemispheres, it marks the start of a new semester in Australian universities, and means more students will join our alumni team. This month ACAA provided several events including, an ‘Immigration Workshop’, ‘Happy Hour Drinks’, and an online career development workshop which helped our alumni further develop their careers, build broader networks, and maintain connections with Australia. By providing diversified services, ACAA is dedicated to promoting Australia's largest people-to-people alumni network in China.


In other exciting news, nominations for the high-profile 2018 Australia China Alumni Awards close at MIDNIGHT TODAY! ACAA is pleased to see that a large number of alumni have joined us in celebrating the various achievements of China-based alumni of Australian universities.


The ACAA Team


Awards News


Australia China Alumni Association & TOEFL®
2018 Australia China Alumni Awards



As the two-month nomination period is coming to a close, ACAA is excited to see many of our alumni actively getting involved in the Australia China Alumni Association & TOEFL® - 2018 Australia China Alumni Awards.


Over the past two months, we introduced all eight award categories in detail, and we are delighted to announce that TOEFL® has been confirmed as title sponsor, with the Australian Embassy, Austrade, KINGOLD and Millenia being individual sponsors. A summary of this year’s nominations will be provided in next month’s newsletter, so please stay tuned!


*For further details on the aforementioned sponsors, please click HERE.




ACAA Career Development Workshop Series

Immigration Workshop: Back to Australia

18th August 2018



ACAA was excited to host our Career Development Workshop ‘Immigration Workshop: Back to Australia’ in Beijing, featuring ACT Group’s Deputy General Manager, Melody Zheng and Project Director, Kayla Li. We greatly appreciate our alumni’s active participation in the workshop, as well as the valuable information and updates provided by the two lecturers regarding Australian immigration policies. 




ACAA Career Development Online Workshop

Analysing Job Descriptions: Are You the Right Fit for the Job?

22nd August 2018



To help graduating students be more prepared when applying for jobs, ACAA invited Ms Wendy Wang, HR Director of TripAdvisor, to host the online career development workshop ‘Analysing Job Descriptions: Are you the right fit for the job?’. The workshop helped students analyse hidden information in job descriptions, address selection criteria in a cover letter and CV, and seize the best job opportunities for them.




Happy Hour Drinks Guangzhou

   24th August 2018



ACAA, AustCham, ACYA, and ACYPI were delighted to host the August Happy Hour Drinks in Guangzhou. It was fantastic to chill with our alumni and enjoy the summertime together. We were also glad to see more new faces get involved in our alumni team and broaden everyone’s network. 

Partner News


QUT Estalishes Teaching and Learning Collaboration
with Chinese Universities



The Global Partnerships for Academic Teaching Excellence program, led by QUT’s Professor Abby Cathcart, saw 10 Queensland universities work together to promote quality teaching and learning internationally. More than 180 academic staff from 49 separate Chinese Universities participated in three showcases of innovative university teaching practice, presented by award-winning academics from Queensland universities.

Following workshops in Hong Kong, Chengdu and Shanghai, Chinese academics were mentored by Queensland academics as they developed applications for HEA Fellowship and more than 55 have now achieved recognition. The program has created new communities of practice between Chinese and Queensland academics, and highlighted the benefits of HEA Fellowship in bench-marking teaching quality and rewarding those leading, delivering and supporting teaching.


The program was co-funded with the support of Queensland Government’s International Education and Training Partnership Fund, managed by the International Education and Training Unit within Trade and Investment Queensland.


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CQUniversity Joins Railway Research in China


CQUniversity is joining with major international universities to launch a new joint laboratory for railway research in China.

The new lab will focus on high-speed, suburban and heavy haul rail, with the research influencing the development of rail technology around the world.

The International Joint Laboratory on Railway Engineering System Dynamics at the Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU), is an international initiative proposed by SWJTU, the top-ranked university for railway engineering discipline in China.

CQUniversity’s research will focus primarily on the heavy haul railway aspects of the joint laboratory, and will strengthen CQUniversity’s and SWJTU’s mutual development of rail research.

Other partners in the joint lab include the Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy and the Delft University of Technology, Netherlands.


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Deakin University Alumni Event in Beijing
12th August 2018

In mid-August, the Beijing Alumni Chapter of Deakin University organised a winery tour. During the event, the alumni experienced the elegant, noble, and exquisite red wine culture, and enjoyed a great time together just as they did before graduation.


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Guangzhou: Mesa Chen

Beijing: Ben Newman

Shanghai: Ulrika Chen