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Australia-China Youth Dialogue (application period)

The ACYD selects 15 Australian and 15 Chinese delegates aged 18-35 to participate in an intensive, five-day curriculum designed to challenge their existing conceptions on important issues facing Australia and China.

The ACYD agenda covers China's economic reforms and rebalancing, government innovation, arts in contemporary China, sports, science, energy the environment and climate change, cooperation between government and civil society and the rule of law.

The 2012 ACYD will be held from 19-24 October in Beijing and Chengdu

Confirmed speakers include:
Wing Thye Woo, Non-resident Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution and Professor of Economics at UC (Davis)
Chris Clark, NE Asia Manager, Visa and Board Member of the Australia China Council
Ma Guonan, Senior Economist at the Representative Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bank of International Settlements
Kevin Hobgood-Brown, Managing Director, Riverstone Advisory and Board Member of the Australia China Council
He Zengke - Beijing University
Marina Guo - Shanghai Theatre Academy
Kaiser Kuo, China's first rock star and currently external relations manager of Baidu
Michael Lynch, CEO of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority and Board Director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Hu Shishang, Director, Institute of South & Southeast Asian & Oceanian Studies, China Institute of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR)
Gillean Mellsop, UNICEF Representative to China
Christophe Bahuet, China Country Director, United Nations Development Program
Song Wenyan, Deputy Director General, International Department, All China Women's Federation
Zhang Yongsheng, Senior Research Fellow, Development Research Centre of the State Council
Yu Jie, Director, External Affairs and Policy, The Nature Conservancy China Office
Wang Liwei, Director of Charitarian, publisher/editor, Vice Mayor of Guanxian County, Shandong
Rob Campbell, former Associate Director, McKinsey (China), former Program Director of the Tibet Poverty Alleviation Fund, now COO, Rose Rock Private Equity Group

Speaker/Host: Various
Venue: Beijing and Chengdu
From: Sunday, 5 August 2012 - 12:00 PM
To: Friday, 31 August 2012 - 10:00 PM
Enquiries: Dominic Meagher on 0431 965 363
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