Category: Blogs

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Australia’s Business Programme for Expo

With the Australian pavilion leading the field in reaching construction milestones, an exciting program of trade, investment, policy, academic and tourism events is taking shape writes Lyndall Sachs, Australia’s Commissioner-General for Shanghai World Expo.

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Profiling Alumni Success

Whether you are a recent graduate or an alumnus who departed Australian shores many years ago, the Australia China Alumni Association is your gateway to rekindle old friendships, build your professional network or simply broaden your social sphere.

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AustCham Shanghai Chairman

Expo is set to sizzle this summer as a reborn Shanghai rises from the scaffolding and the buzz being all about that “Aussie Tin Shed”, writes Stephen White, AustCham Shanghai Chair.

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ACBC Chairman’s Column: Complementary Nature

Australia and China have a complimentary relationship – and a bilateral investment framework would be a useful inclusion in any future free trade agreements, writes ACBC Chairman Frank Tudor.

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View from the ground: Yearn to Learn

Starting a charity in China has its challenges but for the founders of Yearn to Learn – providing classes for orphans with disabilities, the rewards are speaking for themselves writes René Cronan-Dixon.

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People Watch – March April 2010

PATRICK STRINGER has been appointed the new Victorian Commissioner to Greater China (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) and is based in Shanghai. Patrick has formerly worked for Austrade as a Senior Trade Commissioner to Vietnam and has some 25 years experience in senior management and marketing related roles in the private sector. Patrick replaces Charles Brent who was based in Shanghai for three years and recently returned to Australia.

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Company Profile: George P. Johnson

Paul Kenny is no stranger to expos having first worked at Brisbane’s World Expo in 1988 on the NSW pavilion and then later at the Australian pavilions in Hanover in 2000 and Aichi in 2005 as the Managing Director of Jack Morton Worldwide. He spoke to Sophie Loras about his expo experience.

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Publisher’s Letter: China’s two worlds

The results of last year’s Global Warming Summit in Copenhagen created a media frenzy in which the western press blamed China for aligning itself with the world’s third world countries and then requesting equal recognition and compensation in respect to China’s reduction of its level of green house gas emissions, writes Carl Jetter.