Australia China Alumni Association



  Monthly Newsletter: Issue #102


  September 2018

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Upcoming Events

ACAA Indoor Climbing



We sincerely invite you to join us with the Indoor Climbing Activity  in All In Space.


19:00 - 20:35

19th October 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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UQ Alumni Receptions
(Bejing & Shanghai)
The events will include a thought-provoking speech with buffet dinner. There will also be time for networking with UQ alumni and friends after the speech.
9th October 2018
10th October 2018


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September Greetings!


September is nearly over and China’s National Day Holidays are on the way. ACAA would like to wish our alumni a wonderful break next month.


This month ACAA was thrilled to receive more than 70 nominations for the 2018 Australia China Alumni Awards, and it is fantastic to see that around 80% of nominees have submitted a nomination for the very first time. The judging panel for the Awards was also introduced to our alumni. Please refer to the Awards News section for further details.


ACAA also successfully hosted the Career Development Workshop Series - ‘Demystifying Business Management in China: A Financial Perspective’ in Shanghai, and rebranded the organisation to celebrate our 10th Anniversary!


The ACAA Team


Awards News



After the two-month nomination period closed, we gave an overview of the 2018 Australia China Alumni Awards nominations. We were glad to see the diversity of nominations including, 28% coming from Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, 22 different universities being represented, and close to 40% being submitted by alumnae. For further information on the overview of nominations, please click HERE.

ACAA is particularly grateful to our judging panel, Mr Derek Chan, Ms Sara Cheng, Mr Rhett Miller, Ms Maree Ringland, and Ms Bethwyn Todd, who offered support for the 2018 Australia China Alumni Awards. For further details about the judging panel, please click HERE.

We want to thank every single one of you who were supportive and submitted a nomination for the 2018 Australia China Alumni Awards. In the following months, the finalists for the 2018 Australia China Alumni Awards will be announced weekly. Please stay tuned and keep following ACAA’s social media accounts and our official website for more details about the finalists!




ACAA Career Development Workshop Series

Demystifying Business Management in China:

A Financial Perspective

1st September 2018



On 1st September, ACAA was grateful to have PTL Group’s CFO, Ms Shirley Xia, host our Career Development workshop, ‘Demystifying Business Management in China: A Financial Perspective’ in Shanghai. In the workshop, Ms Xia shared valuable case studies and information on cutting-edge business practices in finance and accounting. She also provided updates on the latest practices and solutions for issues facing our senior alumni. The workshop was an excellent networking opportunity for our senior alumni and helped them to build more professional skills.​

Alumni Profile


Ms Ada Wong
Murdoch Univeristy Alumna
‘The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.’  - Holy Bible - Proverbs 9:10
Ada Wong is currently the Director of U Design in Shenzhen, a Member of Council on the Shenzhen Women’s Chamber of Commerce, and a Certified Management Consultant of the Institute of Management Consultants in Hong Kong.
Since immigrating to Hong Kong in 1997, Ada has worked as Administration Deputy Director at Glory Sun Group-Jeanswest International (HK) Ltd. (1998-2012), and as Vice President of HR at Shenzhen Fuanna Bedding and Furnishing Co., Ltd. (2013). She later started her own company in Germany, Hong Kong, and Shenzhen. In 2000, Ada received her MBA from Australia’s Murdoch University.             
While Ada worked as Administration Deputy Director at Jeanswest International (HK) Ltd., Jeanswest had over ten branch companies and 5,000 stores. Within the last 15 years, Ada has gained experience in HR and Administration, and Logistics Operational Management.
The Bible verse: love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres (Corinthians 13:7) always guides Ada’s values in life and work. She is currently writing a book, ‘Management + Bible’, to share her enlightenment from the Bible, as well as her 20 years’ work experience in China, her travel experiences from across 50 countries, and her ten years’ life experience in Germany.
Facing the great opportunities and challenges in China’s market, Ada uses the “USA Baldrige Excellence Framework” to manage her company, but she believes that her faith and higher mission determines whether or not her enterprises are sustainable.
‘But humility comes before honor’ - Proverbs 18:12
When asked why she joined the 2018 ACAA Mentor Program, Ada said that quite simply, she is a Christian, and young people need help. Though in old Asian philosophies, often the most straightforward answers have the most varied meanings.


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