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Ms Sun Anlin, Mr Chu Xianhua and Ms Nancy Chen

We are delighted to announce that Confucius Institute Associate Director Chu Xianhua has won the inaugural Australia China Friendship Society WA Friendship Award.

Associate Director Chu, widely known as Chu Laoshi, was presented with the award at the Mid-Autumn Festival Dinner on 12 October 2017.

ACFS WA President Nancy Chen said that Chu Laoshi had made an incredible impact on thousands of Western Australians through his dedication, generosity and tireless work at the Confucius Institute.

The award was established this year to honour and thank  those organisations and individuals who have made a significant contribution  towards the promotion of friendship between China and Australia.  Nominees were judged on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated excellence in the promotion of Chinese culture with WA Societies and individuals in order to encourage better relations between China and Australia.
  •  Contribution  to better understanding between Australian and Chinese people in the Australian community.