China Australia Consult

Become China literate







CHINA ARTICLES: by Brian Hennessy



Analysis & opinion:  Informed commentary on important events in China (cultural, economic, political, & social). From a 'bottom-up as well as a 'top-down' perspective. 

Life and society:  A taste of what life is really like in China. Useful information for westerners who want to look beyond mainstream media reports on China.

Travel: off the beaten track.  The real China. Beyond Beijing, the Great Wall, and the Terracotta Warriors. Authentic, enlightening, and interesting.








CHINESE CULTURE: how to cope with things Chinese




Business and personal:  A series of articles on Chinese culture and cultural adaptation. More detail contained in a eBooks written by Brian & Yirong (see eBooks on the toolbar above).

Chinese tourists: Articles on Chinese tourists.


MANDARIN: learn Chinese language and culture from Teacher Li 

Mandarin:  Learn mandarin from Assistant Professor Yirong Li – a mainland Chinese citizen with permanent residency in Australia. Individual tuition, small group lessons, workshops and presentations for large organisations. Tailored for individual needs. 30 years teaching experience.

Chinese culture:  Appreciate Chinese culture with Yirong Li and Brian Hennessy. For individuals, groups and organisations. Cultural training workshops and speaking engagements. Tailored for specific needs.

Interpreter-Translation:  English to Mandarin – Mandarin to English. Professional or personal documents, websites, letters, emails, etc. 

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On all things Chinese:  Language, culture, commerce, training, analysis, opinion, etc..



Mental health:  Information for expatriates.






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