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Big turnout for first China Briefing of the yearOn 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 [...]Tue, 21 Feb 2017
China Briefing: China’s New Economic Plan and Its Impacts on Global EconomyIn 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 [...]Tue, 31 Jan 2017
CI volunteer honoured in Australia Day awardsCorey ‘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 [...]Wed, 25 Jan 2017
PVCI at the Confucius Institute Annual Conference in KunmingLast 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 [...]Wed, 14 Dec 2016