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Welcome to the Australian Consulate-General Chengdu
Consul-General attends 12th Sichuan Film Festival
Consul-General Ms Nancy Gordon with Alan Erson from Essential Media, winner of the Golden Panda for Best Long Documentary for ‘Grammar of Happiness’ at the 12th Sichuan TV Festival, 16 November 2013
Bearcage, an Australian production company, signs a co-production agreement with Beijing Television to produce a two-part documentary series ‘The Tale of Two Cities’, 17 November, 12th Sichuan TV Festival
For more information, please visit: http://www.bearcage.com.au/
Consulate-General in Chengdu issues first Passport
Consul-General issues the Consulate’s first Passport on 25 October 2013
Collaboration / Two Voices -- 2013 Two Artists in Chengdu CHINA-AUSTRALIA
Artists: Dong Xiaozhuang (Chengdu, China) and Tony Scott (Melbourne, Australia)
Curator: Janet Fong
Opening: 3:00pm, 16 November 2013
Dates: 2013.11.16 -- 2013.12.16
Address: No.299 Tianren North 2nd Road, 610000, Chengdu
The Governor-General, Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO, and Mr Michael Bryce AM AE, visits Chengdu on 22 and 23 October, 2013
The Governor-General of Australia, Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO addressing the opening session of the West China International Fair in Chengdu on 23 October, 2013
The Governor-General and Mr Bryce undertook a State Visit to the People’s Republic of China at the invitation of President Xi Jinping from 15-23 October, visiting Beijing, Tianjin, Xi’an, Guilin and Chengdu. In Chengdu, Ms Bryce met with the Party Secretary of Sichuan Province, Mr Wang Dongming, and visited the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base and Huaxi Hospital. At Huaxi Hospital, Ms Bryce met children whose hearing had been restored by Australian Cochlear hearing implants.
The Governor-General of Australia, Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO meeting children with Cochlear hearing implants on 23 October, 2013
Australia’s all-female Heads of Diplomatic Missions in China
from left to right: Alice Cawte, Australian Consul-General in Shanghai; Nancy Gordon, Australian Consul-General in Chengdu; Frances Adamson, Australian Ambassador to China; Jill Collins, Australian Consul-General in Guangzhou
Win a Year of Study in Australia: Win Your Future Unlimited
The Australian Government has launched the online competition, Win your Future Unlimited, which will run from 1 October to 18 November 2013.
Win your Future Unlimited is an opportunity for one lucky student to experience for themselves how an Australian education can generate real career outcomes. Click here for more details.
Australians use 72 hour visa-free stay to transit in Chengdu
Two Australians became the second and third people to take advantage of Chengdu’s new 72-hour visa-free policy, according to a local media. A father and his daughter took the direct flight from Melbourne, and stopped over in Chengdu on their way to Japan. They were granted a 72-hour visa-free stay in Chengdu at the airport.
Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, started offering international transit passengers 72-hour visa-free stays from 1st of September 2013. It is the fourth city, and the first in western China, to introduce the visa-free policy, following Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. The visa-free scheme covers travellers from 45 countries, including Australia. The policy aims to encourage overseas tourists and business people to visit Chengdu, and attract more foreign investment into the west China market.
Former Minister for Foreign Affairs Senator the Hon. Bob Carr Opens Australian Consulate in Chengdu
On 30 July 2013, Former Foreign Minister Bob Carr officially opened Australia’s Consulate-General in Chengdu, the capital of China’s Sichuan Province.
Speaking from Chengdu, Mr Carr said Australia’s economic and trade future is closely tied to China.
“I have spoken to businesses which are anchored here in western China that are buying assets in Australia and supplying good and services to Australia,” Mr Carr said.
“I have spoken to Australians who are located here and it gave me a lot of confidence in Australia and China beyond the resources boom.
“There is a relationship between Australia and the new urbanised China.
“The Consulate will help identify and build on opportunities for Australian businesses by providing a direct link to a region of more than 190 million people.”
The new Consulate-General was announced last year as Australia and the People's Republic of China marked the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations.
Broadening Australia's diplomatic presence in China was also identified as a priority in the October 2012 Australia in the Asian Century White Paper.
China is a key economic partner for Australia, and we are working with China on shared interests in regional and world affairs.
The Chengdu Consulate-General will cover Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou provinces and Chongqing municipality.
The Consulate-General will be open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday except for public holidays.
Public Holidays for the remainder of 2013 are:
1 October (Tuesday), National Day
2 October (Wednesday), National Day Golden Week
3 October (Thursday), National Day Golden Week
25 December (Wednesday), Christmas Day
26 December (Thursday), Boxing Day
27 December (Friday), Additional Day
Site Under Construction
The website for Australia's new Consulate-General in Chengdu is currently under construction. For more information, please visit the website for the Australian Embassy in China at www.china.embassy.gov.au, or the website for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade at www.dfat.gov.au.