In 2016 Peking University’s Yenching Academy hosted its inaugural Yenching Global Symposium: “China meets the world, the world comes to China”. The four day symposium brought together the best and brightest young China scholars from across the globe for guest lectures with prominent Chinese and international intellectuals and business people, site seeing and…

With the ACYA Victoria Bilingual Language Competition (BLC) accepting applications for 2016, Asia Options spoke with last year’s winners Maggie Milne and Nell Chan, to hear about their experiences and discuss how bilingual Victorians can put their Chinese language skills to the test in all aspects of university and life. The BLC, hosted by Victoria’s…

  The Australia China Emerging Leaders Summit (ACELS) is an initiative of the Australia China Youth Association (ACYA). The Summit began life in 2013 as the ACYA National Conference and has grown from there to become ACELS. In 2016, ACELS was organised for the first time in China and hosted 45 delegates in Shanghai. The objective…

  Asia Options is always on the look out for Asia-active entrepreneurs and self-starters – and with the reopening of the Hamer Scholarship, we thought it was an opportune time to track down Holly Klintworth, a Hamer Scholarship China recipient, in Victoria’s wine heartland. With a glass of red in hand the Hamer alumnus and quintessential…

  Australia’s own cultural initiative, the Marco Polo Project took an innovative translation concept around the world in 2014 and continues to reach new heights this year. The first Australia-China Festival of Digital Literature in 2014 was the brainchild of Julien Leyre, a recent French migrant to Australia. When Julien first arrived in Australia in 2007,…

  Imagine a world-first program that brings together 130 innovators from Australia and China, grouping them into 25 diverse think tanks to deal with crucial issues at the crux of the bilateral relationship between our two countries, including the future of tourism, sustainable energy, education, entrepreneurship, and the implications of the looming China-Australia Free Trade Agreement.…

  Are you interested in participating at youth conferences in the Asia-Pacific region while taking away some lifelong skills and friends? Read more to find out what it’s like and how you can seize this incredible opportunity!   The APEC Youth Week Program The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is an important institution in the Asia-Pacific…

    Alice Slevison from Asia Options sat down with Beijing-based aspiring environmental engineer Kate Smith to have a chat about her experience as an inaugural China Australia Millennial Project (CAMP) delegate, and her tips for those applying for CAMP next year.   The China Australia Millennial Project (CAMP) is a world-first project uniting top young leaders…

  Originally posted by the China Australia Millennial Project Summit   The 2015 China Australia Millennial Project (CAMP) Summit unites 100 young innovators from China with 100 young innovators from Australia for a 5 day innovation incubator within Vivid Ideas Festival, with additional networking and industry-related activities. The 200-strong group will be tasked with providing…

  The Australia China Youth Association was launched in 2009 as a student initiative and serves young people from both sides of the bilateral relationships between 18 and 24 years of age. ACYA’s broad mandate is to promote greater engagement between young Chinese and young Australians. Pillars The Australia China Youth Association operates along three pillars…

  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, ACYPI connects young professionals to significant commercial, political and academic leaders, and provide networking opportunities across sectors. ACYPI events are focused on helping young professionals develop a deeper understanding of the…

  From its humble beginnings at the Australian National University in Canberra to a dynamic network of chapters spanning two diverse countries and an annual bilateral dialogue sponsored by DFAT, the Australia China Youth Association (ACYA) has emerged to play a vital role in developing Australia China relations. I joined the ACYA network in 2011 as…