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China

  • Shanghai
    Borrowed Bears

    All pandas in the world are technically on loan from China. When a baby Panda is born it must be sent back to China to expand the gene pool.

  • Brothers
    Famous Observations

    When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
    - JFK

  • Chinese characters
    Insider Knowledge

    There are 40,000-plus characters in the Chinese language. An educated adult will only get to learn 5,000 of them. 900–2,000 Chinese characters need be known in order to read a Chinese newspaper.

  • Bubbles
    Local Wisdom

    "I heard" is good
    "I saw" is better

    -Chinese proverb

  • Crowds
    Poetics

    I drift like a cloud
    Across this venerable eastern land
    A journey of unfathomable distance
    An endless scroll of experience

    - Tom Carter

Fast Facts

  • Official Name: People's Republic of China
  • Capital: Beijing
  • Population: 1.4 billion
  • Language: Mandarin
  • Currency: Yuan
  • Government Type: Communist State
  • Academic Year
    Semester 1: September to January
    Semester 2: March to July 

Australia China Youth Association

The University of Adelaide has partnered with the Australia China Youth Association (ACYA), a support network that works to foster a transnational community of young Australians and Chinese interested in furthering understanding of each other’s countries.

ACYA chapters are reachable via FacebookLink to external website or WeChatLink to external website, and has a nine city-based chapters in Greater China: one in Hong Kong; one Taiwanese chapter in Taipei; and five Chinese chapters in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Nanjing, Guangzhou, Wuhan, and Chongqing.

For more information and to join, visit the ACYALink to external website website.

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