The Australia-China Youth Association (ACYA) is a community of young Australians and Chinese interested in promoting cross-cultural understanding and developing lasting friendships. The National Foundation for Australia-China Relations supported ACYA's flagship event, the Australia-China Emerging Leaders Summit (ACELS) as part of the 2021-22 grant round. Hosted over four days at the University of Sydney, the delegates were exposed to a wide range of issues in the Australia-China space, engaging with industry leaders and experienced professionals at the forefront of their fields.