Since UnionPay was established in China in 2002, its logo has appeared on close to 3 billion bank cards and is now accepted in over 125 countries – making it one of the world’s biggest payment schemes.
Since November 2011, the Australian government has begun accepting three new English language tests for student visas in addition to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Woods Bagot has won the international competition to design China Southern Airport City, in Guangzhou. The design, which totals 3.8 million m2, expands the traditional corporate headquarters to an urban scale, blending business and manufacturing uses with lifestyle and residential components. This new active district will support China Southern Airlines’ brand and continued leadership as Asia’s largest airline.
In March the Australian government began implementing key changes to the student visa program as recommended by the Knight Review.
Aurecon and Gensler Architects have celebrated the completion of the design on the façade of what will be China’s tallest building – the 632 metre-tall Shanghai Centre, located in Shanghai’s Lujiazui Financial Centre, beside the JinMao Tower and World Financial Tower. The building will be more than 100 metres taller than the recently completed Shanghai Financial Centre and is designed as a sustainable eco-tower.