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Hanyu Qiao for university students a great success!

This year the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide hosted the ‘Hanyu Qiao’ Chinese Speaking Competition for University Students for the first time.
This competition now in its 16th year has in past years been held in Perth, while the University of Adelaide has held the equivalent competition for High School Students. Like previous year’s […]

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Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide – Celebrating 10 years

The Confucius Institute was officially launched in March 2007 by the then Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs the Hon. Alexander Downer.
2017 marks the 10th year anniversary of the establishment of the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide. Our 10th year anniversary will be celebrated throughout the year with many exciting events and activities, including […]

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May 4, China Briefing: China’s Demographic Challenge

In our second China Briefing for 2017, we look back on China’s One Child Policy, its history, implementations, outcomes and longstanding impact on China’s demographic balance. Join us as Professor Martin K Whyte tracks the policy’s ‘tortured history’, its effects on the demographic makeup of modern China, and the problems China may now face as […]

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Big turnout for first China Briefing of the year

On Friday the 17th of February the Confucius Institute held our first China Briefing for 2017.
Featuring a talk from Shandong University’s Professor Yue Qiao and Professor Christopher Findlay from the University of Adelaide’s School of Professions, the briefing saw the 160 seat theatre filled almost to capacity with around 140 in attendance.
Covering the topic ‘China’s […]

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China Briefing: China’s New Economic Plan and Its Impacts on Global Economy

In the past four decades China experienced spectacular economic growth along with its economic reforms, transforming a socialist planning economy into a market-oriented economy. In contrast to Eastern Europe’s big
bang market reform strategy in the 1990s, China is famous for its gradualist reform philosophy. However, along with this gradualist reform, potential risks and challenges accumulated […]

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CI volunteer honoured in Australia Day awards

Corey ‘柯小狮’ Kirkham, a regular Confucius Institute volunteer and winner of last years preliminary final in the Chinese Bridge speaking competition was honoured this week at the Australia Day awards, presented by Governor Hieu Van Le.
Corey an Adelaide University Chinese, Engineering and Finance student, was recognised for volunteer work and his contribution to our multicultural […]

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PVCI at the Confucius Institute Annual Conference in Kunming

Last week the 11th International Confucius Institute Conference was held in Kunming, China, bringing together Confucius institute directors, and university leaders from across the world.
Representing our Confucius Institute at this year’s conference was the University of Adelaide’s Pro-vice Chancellor (International) Professor Nancy Cromar, our Confucius Institute’s Deputy Director Dr. Ning Zhang, Chinese Director Professor Yixiao Xiang and […]

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Large turnout braves awful weather for this year’s Oz-Asia Public Lecture

The Confucius Institute was lucky enough to be visited by Professor Teng Jimeng from Beijing Foreign Studies University to present this years Oz-Asia Public Lecture, with many braving Adelaide’s unseasonably poor weather to join us at the Festival centre for a fascinating discussion Chinese rock’n’roll music.
Professor Teng, a regular on Chinese Central Television’s Dialogue, China […]

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China, joining the Polar Club?

With China opening it’s fourth Antarctic station last year, planning a fifth and increasingly being active in the Arctic, it is changing the dynamic amongst the traditional ‘Polar States’.
In setting its sights on the polar regions now, what are China’s long term plans for its economic, political, strategic needs? What changes are needed in the […]

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Celebrating Confucius Day in style with 21,000 people at the OzAsia Moon Lantern Festival

For the second year in a row the rain stayed away for this year’s OzAsia Moon Lantern Festival.
With the date of the festival aligning closely with both Confucius Day and the Mid-Autumn Festival, this year’s event saw 21,000 people brave the cold but (mostly) dry weather as they made their way to Elder Park for one of the highlights […]

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