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South Australian Sister Province Shandong, China

Friendly Shandong, China logoSouth Australia has had a sister-state/province relationship with Shandong province since 1986. Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, and Qingdao in China’s Shandong Province are strengthening their already “friendly, co-operative” partnership by becoming official sister cities; a deal expected to boost trade, investment and tourism for both regions. Shandong has the third largest provincial economy in China.

ACFS SA Ties with Shandong

In 1986 there was a further important development when a delegation from the state branch visited Shandong Province. Members of that delegation, Jeff Emmel from the ACFS SA in particular, were largely responsible for putting in place the series of steps that led to South Australia and Shandong becoming sister states.

The ACFS has a strong relationship with the Embassy and the Consulates of the Peoples Republic of China. See our connections.


Presentation in Adelaide by Chinese delegation to then Premier Dean Brown a celebratory banner marking the establishment of Shandong-South Australian relationships in 1986 which ACFS SA were largely involved with establishing.

ACFS SA History

Shandong, China and South Australia sister state province map

Visit Friendly Shandong, China

Experience Shandong Province.
So much to do. So easy to explore.

Shandong Province is approximately the same size as the state of Georgia in the USA. Within this concentrated area is a world of Chinese history, culture and contemporary life. Explore the many facets of Shandong, including a trip to the home of Confucius. Learn first hand how and why his influence has lasted over 25 centuries. Take in the magnificent and varied scenery of Shandong Province, which is representative of the natural beauty that can be found throughout China.

Shandong invite connoisseurs like you to immerse yourself in the pleasures of Chinese culture and culinary delights with a trip to their wonderful province.