Australian Organisations in Asia Directory - China
AustCham South China
Australian Chamber of Commerce - South China (AustCham - SC), formerly known as the Australian Business Association in Guangzhou (ABA) and China Australia Chamber of Commerce – South China (CACC), was formed to promote, develop and expand business relations between Australia and China. Since its inception in 1994, it has grown rapidly to provide a forum to enable its members to exchange information on business opportunities within this region. Our members are made up of Australians and other people representing the broad range of nationalities, which comprise the business community in southern China.
Australia China Alumni Association
The Australia China Alumni Association (ACAA) is an inclusive organisation, open to all China-based alumni of Australian universities. The ACAA serves as a high-profile umbrella alumni organisation with the aims of promoting Australian education via the success of alumni, and supporting alumni in China through business and social networking. With offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, ACAA is a rapidly-growing and sustainable, high-profile organisation.
Australia China Council
The Australia-China Council (ACC) was established by the Australian Government in 1978 to promote mutual understanding and foster people-to-people relations between Australia and China. The Chairperson is appointed by the Executive Council on the recommendation of the Minister for Foreign Affairs, who also appoints the Board members.
The function of the Council is to make recommendations to the Australian Government through the Minister for Foreign Affairs on strengthening the Australia-China relationship in ways that support Australia's foreign and trade policy interests. ACC Secretariat is a part of the North Asia Division within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The Australia-China Young Professionals Initiative
The Australia-China Young Professionals Initiative (ACYPI) is the premier platform for young professionals to engage with the Australia-China relationship.
Through events in Australia and China, we connect young professionals to significant commercial, political and academic leaders, and provide networking opportunities across sectors. Our events are focused on helping young professionals develop a deeper understanding of the issues facing business in Australia and China.
Australia-China Youth Association
ACYA is a vibrant community of young Australians and Chinese interested in promoting cross-cultural understanding and developing lasting friendships, academic and business partnerships, and professional and educational opportunities. With hundreds of events annually across Australia and China, unique internship, study, and volunteer opportunities, a diverse range of publications, and over 5000 members, ACYA is the first port of call for anyone interested in Australia and China.
Australia-China Youth Dialogue
The Australia-China Youth Dialogue (ACYD) aims to promote frequent and meaningful engagement between emerging Australian and Chinese leaders The ACYD will be held between 21-24 November 2014. Details of theACYD and application process can be found on www.acyd.org.au.
The Australia-China Youth Dialogue is the most unique and energetic initiative in the Australia-China space. It seeks to enhance Sino-Australian relations by bringing together key people to forge deeper connections for the future.
CPA Australia, Greater China Division
On 1 July 2010 the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) and CPA Australia renewed their mutual recognition agreement (MRA) for five years.
The renewed MRA further develops the relationship between the two bodies and establishes guidelines on how qualified members can gain reciprocal membership. Transitional arrangements are in place for the 2000 and 2005 MRAs.
Foundation for Australian Studies in China (FASIC)
The Foundation is an independent non-profit foundation in Australia established to support Australian Studies Centres located across China and to provide funding and other support to the BHP Billiton Chair of Australian Studies located at Peking University in Beijing, People's Republic of China.
The Foundation will play a significant role in the promotion of Australian Studies in China and will further expand and strengthen research and teaching alliances and links between Australian and Chinese universities.
The Australia China Business Council
The Australia China Business Council (ACBC) is the premier business organisation dedicated to promoting business and trade between Australia and the People’s Republic of China.
ACBC is a membership-based organisation, with Branches in New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Victoria providing business-focused information and events for members in all industries.
With China’s continuing strong economic growth, there are many significant opportunities for Australian and Chinese business to create lasting and highly valuable commercial partnerships.