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Business in China Series: Food Safety in China

The Confucius Institute, along with supporting partner PIRSA, and FoodSA hosted a panel and networking event on Food Safety in China. The event aimed to identify the risks and opportunities for our South Australian companies relating to food safety in this very promising market.

Professor Josephine Smart of Calgary University, joined the discussion as the international keynote speaker. Professor Smart highlighted the opportunities for niche markets and out-sourcing, and risks of loss of government legitimacy, future health care burdens and irreversible environmental damages.

Our panel of experts consisted of:

Dr. Clare Jones, Department of Agriculture
Mr. Geoff Raven, PIRSA
Ms. Jayne Gallagher, Australian Seafood CRC

The event was well attended and provided the audience with up-to-date information on the importance of food safety in China.

2018 SA School Principal’s China Tour a great success!

During the recent school holidays the Confucius Institute ran a China study tour for school leaders and principals. This was the 12th time (in 11 years) that our institute has run this tour, and its successes have continued in 2018.
Taking school leaders from 5 schools in SA as well as staff from the Catholic Education office of […]

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CI @ the University of Adelaide celebrates UN Chinese Language Day

Roughly corresponding with April 20, ‘Guyu’ is the sixth solar term according to the traditional Chinese calendar, it is also the time of year that Chinese people would traditionally venerate the mythical figure of Cangjie. According to Chinese legend Cangjie is the creator of the Chinese language and accordingly the time of year for his […]

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Xie Tao presents enlightening briefing on Chinese perceptions of Donald Trump’s America

On August 17 the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide was delighted to present an enlightening talk from Beijing based US politics expert Xie Tao on Donald Trump’s America, and its relationship with China.
Xie Tao, of Beijing Foreign Studies University is a professor of political science and an associate dean at the School of […]

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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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Audience at Feb 17 China Briefing

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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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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Chinese Flag in Antarctica

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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Confucius Classroom Launch

Celebrating Confucius: the launch of the Confucius Classroom at William Light School

On Friday September 9, William Light School officially celebrated the launch of their Confucius Classroom, taking the opportunity to talk to the local community about the beginning of bilingual education at the school in 2017.
Announced earlier this years as South Australia’s first Chinese-English Bilingual school, and the second school in SA to host a Confucius Classroom, […]

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September 21: Free workshop with Hong Kong’s SIU2

Have you ever wondered what would happen when Chinese traditional instruments clash with Western musical elements?
Come join SIU2, a Hong Kong based fusion band, and explore this unique chemistry created when in the East meets the West!
This workshop provides all music lovers an opportunity to learn more about contemporary and traditional Chinese music from Hong […]

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