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The Banyue - Issue 102 June 2018

In this edition, ACBC Victoria celebrates the recent Queen’s Birthday Honours awarded to ACBC Victoria President, The Hon Ken Smith AM and ACBC member, Michael Pointer OAM. Issue 102 also includes recent highlights including our WeChat Masterclass and the National ACBC event, Canberra Networking Day. Additionally, this edition has links to a survey for ACBC Members and Friends to assist us in our forward planning for the coming 12 months and much more…

China In Touch, 20 June 2018, Issue 230

My hometown used to sit on the main highway running between two  capital cities. The road was narrow and over the years it gradually improved. The traffic grew and the road became congested, but my hometown thrived on the business bought by the passing traffic.

Then the Government built a new multi-lane express way between the two capital cities. It was diverted around my hometown. Travel between the two capital cities was faster, more efficient and even more traffic used the new express way.

Everyone said my hometown was so beautiful that people would come off the expressway to see us so we didn’t need to do anything. Vehicles didn’t turn off the expressway to come to my home town. Business declined, and then collapsed. If you look to one side on the expressway you can see me home town. Its very pretty but its no longer part of the main flow of business.

This story of my hometown is also the story of the Belt and Road Initiative. The BRI is the new expressway in our region. We can pretend it doesn’t exist or we can do our best to make sure we are part of the new expressway.

 

The Banyue - Issue 101 May 2018

This edition of the Banyue features recent highlights from events including the Chengdu Delegation at International Chamber House and ACBC Victoria’s China's New Era event with Rowan Callick. Issue 101 also includes information about discounts on Xiamen airlines for ACBC members. Additionally, this edition includes links to a range of supported initiatives and external events and much more…    

China In Touch, 6 June 2018, Issue 229

Monolithic China is a concept exploited in many comments about China. This is the vision of China that represents the majority of Western thinking about China. Tourists have a slightly different perspective. Its obvious that China has many different parts. This stretches from the super metropolises of Beijing to the second tier cities like Xi’an. But these same tourists who have seen the geographical and cultural diversity often continue to subscribe to the idea of a monolithic China.

The domestic political reality is different. Government is not unified. It is filled with diverse opinions and diverse politics. The politics is not split along the same lines as in the West, but by the same token it cannot be described as monolithic.

 

The Banyue - Issue 100 May 2018

This is the 100th edition of Banyue, our fortnightly eNewsletter which has produced over 500 news articles over the last five years. With its origins dating back to 1973, ACBC is the China hub in Victoria and the premier not-for-profit national membership organisation dedicated to fostering trade between Australia and China. With our six sector specific working groups, the Future Leaders Forum and the Executive Women's Forum as the 'engine rooms' for our activities, we are busy, productive and focussed. In the last five years alone we've hosted hundreds of visitors from China and run more than 300 business-related events with outstanding presenters which attracted around 15,000 members and friends. Nearly half of our membership base is actively involved in our working groups and we appreciate your level of engagement. We look forward to the next 100 editions of Banyue and to working with you all!