New Ways to Connect with China: Tourism and International Education Nexus
The new report by the Victoria University, Central University of Finance and Economics (Beijing), Beijing and the Australia China Alumni Association (ACAA) supported by the Council looks at the connectivity between Australia's international education and tourism.
Official documentary for the 2012 Australia-China Youth Dialogue
The official documentary of the 2012 Australia-China Youth Dialogue is now online. The Council is a founding partner of the Dialogue and we are pleased to see that it has become a leading exchange platform for connecting young Australian and Chinese leaders.
Asialink Arts Residencies 2012-2013: Supporting Australian Artists' Journey to China
Asialink Arts Residencies is one of the leading platforms for Australian artists to enter and succeed in a creative Asia. Read the about the artists whose residencies in China we have been proud to support.
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 Council’s core activities are:
- Providing policy advice to the government, and promoting bilateral relations among its network of stakeholders in the strategic priority areas of Economics and Trade, Society and Culture and Education and Science
- Supporting and funding sustainable, long-term and high-impact projects that directly contribute to the strengthening of Australia-China relations and which support the Government’s foreign and trade policy objectives
- Supporting a network of 30 Australian Studies Centres located in leading Chinese metropolitan and regional universities through the Australian Studies in China program and the new Foundation for Australian Studies in China – a unique partnership between government, corporate and university sectors to advance Australian studies and education in China.
Programs and activities
The Australia-China Council has been supporting Australian Studies in China for over two decades and provides funding to a network of over 30 Australian Studies Centres across China. The network is one of Australia’s leading public diplomacy and education engagement platforms that is set to grow in importance for Australia-China relations.
Through its annual competitive grants program, the Australia-China Council supports projects across China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau and Australia that deliver tangible outcomes for Australia-China relations in the priority areas of Economics and Trade, Society and Culture and Education and Science.
The Australia-China Council provides effective and informed advice to the Australian Government in relation to public diplomacy strategies and Australia-China engagement in the key area of economics and trade, society and culture and education and science, and practical support in the coordination and implementation of these strategies.