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Interview: China Still Economic Hope Of The World: Former Premier Of Aussie State

Xinhuanet

2017-06-19

With the G20 Summit in Hamburg coming up in July, former premier of the Australian state of Victoria John Brumby has said that China is still the "economic hope of the world".
 
John Brumby, currently serving as the chairman of the Australia China Business Council, spoke to Xinhua on the sidelines of a national forum in Canberra on Thursday that with the G20 on the horizon, the current global economic situation is "sluggish".
 
"Europe has picked up, the latest quarterly growth figures for Europe were quite good. So, Europe could be looking at two percent growth or thereabouts. The United States has low unemployment, and growth is still a question mark," Brumby said.
 
The former premier made it clear that in terms of the global economic growth of not only the G20, but all the nations, China is leading the way and currently accounts for the "best part of 40 percent of all new global growth".
 
"So, although China's growth rate is 6.5 to 6.7 percent, as the second largest economy in the world, the biggest in purchasing power parity terms, that growth adds 40 percent to world economic growth," Brumby said.
 
"Which means China is still the economic hope of the world."

Interview: China Still Economic Hope Of The World: Former Premier Of Aussie State

Xinhuanet

2017-06-19

With the G20 Summit in Hamburg coming up in July, former premier of the Australian state of Victoria John Brumby has said that China is still the "economic hope of the world".  

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John Brumby, Former Premier Of Australia Said That China Is Still The Economic Hope Of The World

China Daily

2017-06-19

SYDNEY - With the G20 Summit in Hamburg coming up in July, former premier of the Australian state of Victoria John Brumby has said that China is still the "economic hope of the world".

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China Still The Economic Hope Of The World: Former Premier Of Aussie State

Global Times

2017-06-19

John Brumby, currently serving as the chairman of the Australia China Business Council, spoke to Xinhua on the sidelines of a national forum in Canberra on Thursday that with the G20 on the horizon

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Chinese Ambassador Cheng Jingye Hits Back Over Donations Scandal

AFR

2017-06-19

China's ambassador to Australia has lashed out at media scrutiny of Chinese business identities' using money and political donations to influence domestic politics.   A

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Chinese Ambassador To Australia Cheng Jingye Slams ‘groundless’ Foreign Influence Allegations

Herald Sun

2017-06-19

CHINA’S Ambassador to Australia says recent allegations about Chinese influence in Australian politics were “made out of thin air”.   Ambassador Cheng Jingye has slam

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China Panic: Ambassador To Australia Says Claims Of Political Interference Groundless

The Guardian

2017-06-19

Cheng Jingye says reports of foreign influence in Australian politics are merely an attempt to reheat old allegations   Reports of foreign influence in Australian politics through dona

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Anti-china Sentiment Dangerous: Brumby

7 News

2017-06-16

A former Victorian premier fears anti-foreign investment sentiment in Australia could compromise future economic prosperity and cost opportunities with China.   John Brumby is the nati

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Former Victorian Premier Fears Anti-foreign Investment Sentiment In Australia Could Compromise Future Economic Prosperity

9 News

2017-06-16

A former Victorian premier fears anti-foreign investment sentiment in Australia could compromise future economic prosperity and cost opportunities with China.   John Brumby is the nati

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Chinese Ambassador To Australia Cheng Jingye Slams ‘groundless’ Foreign Influence Allegations

News.com.au

2017-06-16

CHINA’S Ambassador to Australia says recent allegations about Chinese influence in Australian politics were “made out of thin air”.   Ambassador Cheng Jingye has slam

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China Ambassador Cheng Jingye Accuses Abc, Fairfax Of Stirring Up Panic

ABC

2017-06-16

China's Ambassador to Australia has launched a fierce defence of his country, accusing a joint investigation by ABC and Fairfax of trying to stir up "China panic".   The

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Ambassador Slams Fabricated China Claims

Skynews

2017-06-16

ACBC Canberra Networking Day  -  Thursday 15 June 2017   China's ambassador has taken aim at the ABC, accusing the national broadcaster of recycling groundless and fabric

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Brumby Warns Negative Attitude May Deter Chinese Investment

The Australian

2017-06-13

A negative attitude towards foreign investment could “compromise” Australia’s ability to attract billions of dollars in new capital from China, the chairman of the Australia China

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The Go-betweens Who Help Chinese Settle In Australia

AFR

2017-05-26

If the proliferation of Mandarin speakers in Australia, along with restaurants offering food from China’s most far-flung provinces, hint of a growing Chinese diaspora, the statistics merely c

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Acbc National Chairman Comments On Chinas Credit Downgrade By Moodys

ABC PM

2017-05-26

China's rising debt, combined with slowing growth, is a risky combination, and analysts are increasingly concerned about what it might mean for Australia's economic future.   F

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Invitation To Participate In Survey About Using Australias Free Trade Agreements

PwC

2017-05-26

Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) make Australia more competitive in international trade.   PricewaterhouseCoopers Australia (PwC), with ITS Global, is undertaking an independent study

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What Is In A Name? China Plays Down Obor Strategic Drivers

AFR

2017-05-17

China's ambitious foreign policy plan to overhaul global trade routes by spending billions of dollars on new infrastructure is an interesting case study in brand management. After Xi Jinpin

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One Belt One Road

Peoples Daily

2017-05-15

One Belt One Road   ACBC National President, John Brumby interviewed by People's Daily

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Meet China’s Middle Class

The Australian

2017-05-04

Who is middle class in China? That has become a most important question for us. It’s obvious that Australia’s prosperity continues to depend substantially on Asia, led economica

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Guanxi Still Counts But Its Great Importance Lies In Another Time Says Sean Keenihan

The Advertiser

2017-04-04

Sean Keenihan, president of the Australia China Business Council in South Australia, says the notion of guanxi is much changed in today’s business climate.    “WITH gu

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Premier Li: The Art Of Soft Power

InnovationAus

2017-03-27

China made a weighty soft power foray into this country with the state visit of Premier Li Keqiang but Australian innovators and entrepreneurs must get off their collective backsides into gear to t

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Australian Rules - Footy Diplomacy Paves Way For Push Into China

SBS

2017-03-24

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Grabbing a slice of China's huge market has proved elusive for an array of foreign sports but the full-contact game of Australian Rules is planning to tackle the nation he

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Firb Yancoal Verdict Coincides With Chinese Premier Visit

The Australian

2017-03-23

The Foreign Investment Review Board is today expected to deliver its verdict on Yancoal’s $3.2 billion bid to buy Rio Tinto’s Hunter Valley coal mines. And the timing could not be b

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Great Economic Opportunity With China: Brumby

Skynews

2017-03-23

Former Victorian premier John Brumby says Australia can have a great relationship with China and the United States, ahead of the Chinese premier's visit to Canberra. Chinese Premier, Li Keq

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Australian Rules - Footy Diplomacy Paves Way For Push Into China

Reuters

2017-03-23

By Ian Ransom | MELBOURNE   Grabbing a slice of China's huge market has proved elusive for an array of foreign sports but the full-contact game of Australian Rules is planning to t

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The Ties That Bind Trade With China

The Australian

2017-03-22

This week’s visit by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has the potential to provide a serious boost to Australia-China business ties. Some 400 business leaders from both China and Australia will

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Chinese Trade Talks A Boon For Beef Market

The Australian

2017-03-22

Beef sales to China, already reaching $1 billion a year, are set to soar as a result of a breakthrough ­anticipated in talks ­between Malcolm Turnbull and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, who ar

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China Snubbed On Road And Port Push

The Australian

2017-03-20

The Turnbull government is set to rebuff the Chinese President’s calls to align Australia’s $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility with a massive Chinese ­investm

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Make Presence Felt On Beijings Tpp, Urges Business Council

The Australian

2017-03-16

Australia should be closely involved in crafting China’s version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and cement ties with Indonesia to protect itself if tensions erupt in Asia, according to

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Still Hope For Tpp, But Not Without Engaging Us: Robb

The Australian

2017-03-06

Former trade minister Andrew Robb has warned politicians from around the globe not to try and resurrect the President Trump-dumped Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal without US involvement.

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Avoid Aussie Icons: Firb Boss Tips For China On Investment

The Australian

2017-03-01

The Foreign Investment Review Board chairman has advised Chinese companies looking to buy farms and agricultural businesses to steer clear of bidding for Australian icons if they want to win go

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Relationship With China Vital To Our Prosperity

The Australian

2017-02-23

Ten years ago it would have been hard to imagine the number of Chinese New Year celebrations, corporate and civic, that took place last week. Dragons moved through streets all around Australia, and

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Sydney Summit To Explore New Business Opportunities In China

The Australian

2017-02-20

ACBC is an official partner of the Sino Australian Entrepreneurs Summit The changing Chinese economy provided new opportunities for Australian companies to do business in China, former Future F

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Australia Still Ill-prepared For Influx Of Chinese Tourists Over Next Decade

www.sbs.com.au

2017-02-17

Last week ACBC appeared in an SBS article on the enormous rise in the number of Chinese visitors to Australia; the likelihood of an even greater rise following the new Australia-China aviation agre

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20 Percent Of Australian Companies Use The Rmb For Business With China

business-circle.com.au

2017-02-07

A poll released on 11 October 2016 has found that 1 in 5 Australian companies are using the Renminbi (RMB) to do business with China.   The poll which surveyed 1600 decision makers fro

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The New Alibaba Australian Office Will Bring More China-focused Jobs

The Australian

2017-02-06

Alibaba founder Jack Ma had some words for Australian business when he visited Melbourne for the opening of his company’s Australian office on the weekend. Stop worrying about whether the

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Australia Cashing In On Lunar New Year Tourism

SBS

2017-01-27

Celebrations welcoming the year of the Rooster have begun across Australia, as part of the countdown to Lunar New Year’s Day this Sunday.

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Take A Chance On China

The Australian

2017-01-25

For many Australians, celebrating in the festivals around Chinese New Year has become a part of the social calendar.  The Australian China Business Council is projecting the value of Chinese t

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Chinese Pharmacies Keen On Aussie Products

ajp.com.au

2017-01-24

Chinas 240,000 pharmacy outlets are keen to see Australian products on display, say organisers of the Qingdao International Health Products Expo

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Leaders Back Xi Jinpings Free Trade Call At Davos

The Australian

2017-01-19

Australian business leaders have backed the call by Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Davos to support globalisation and open markets as the world braces itself for a more protectionist administration i

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Australian Business Leaders Back President Xis Calls To Embrace Globalization

Xinhua

2017-01-19

Australian business leaders have backed calls from Chinese Preisdent Xi Jinping for world leaders to support and embrace free trade and globalization in the face of growing protectionism

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Study Finds Religion, Ethnicity Can Affect Saving Habits

SBS World News Radio

2017-01-09

An international study has found religious beliefs and ethnic backgrounds can have significant influence on whether or not people decide to save their money.

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Free: Trade Meetings With Belgians

Lloyds List Australia

2017-01-09

Export Council of Australia head of product and skills development, Collins Rex, recently participated in a trade roundtable with senior figures from the government of Belgium

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Next Economic Frontier For Australia - The Services Sector

HSBC

2016-12-29

Australia is taking steps to leverage its services sector as a broader driver of trade and growth as the end of the commodity boom, combined with the shrinking of the local manufacturing sector, ha

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‘made In China’ Label No Longer Cheap And Nasty

news.com.au

2016-12-25

The Made In China label has become synonymous with cheap fabrics and fast fashion - but that's changing just as quickly as the industry grew. As the country's economy shifts from one of man

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What Trump Twitter Diplomacy Means For Australia And China

The Sydney Morning Herald

2016-12-23

In 2017 the Turnbull government delivers its first foreign policy white paper in more than a decade into a geopolitical landscape of extraordinary unpredictability. United States President-elec

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Chinese Pharmacies In ‘one Stop Shops’ Of Aussie Products

ajp.com.au

2016-12-14

China's 240,000 pharmacy outlets are targeting a wide range of Australian and New Zealand healthcare products as they introduce "one stop shops"

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Interview: Benefits Of Globalization Must Be Promoted To Convince Doubters: Expert

Xinhua

2016-12-12

A better, widesperad understanding of the benefits of globalization is needed to reverse the "protectionist" trend harming the future of free trade, Helen Sawczak, National CEO of the Aus

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Benefits Of Globalization Must Be Promoted To Convince Doubters: Expert

China Daily

2016-12-12

Helen Sawczak, National CEO of the Australia China Business Council told Xinhua on Monday, that a better, widespread understanding of the benefits of globalization is needed to reverse th

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First Regular Direct Flights From Mainland China Will Deliver A Predicted $23 Million Annual Tourism Boost To Sa

Perthnow

2016-12-12

South Australian aviation history will be made on Tuesday with the start of the first regular direct flights from mainland China delivering a predicted $23 million annual tourism boost.

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Chinese Pharmacies Target Aussie Goods For One-stop Shops

Food and Drink Business

2016-12-06

China’s 240,000 pharmacy outlets are looking to source Australian ranges of packaged and canned food, wine, biscuits, and chocolates as they introduce 'one-stop shops' to customers.

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Chafta Celebrations

CCTV

2016-11-28

Over 300 attendees joined ACBC Victoria and the China Chamber of Commerce in Australia (Melbourne) at a gala dinner on 24 November to mark the first year of the China Australia Free Trade Agreement

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Australian Made Campaign Under Pressure

ABC News

2016-10-26

The Green kangaroo on Australian export products is under pressure. Nearly a year after the China-Australia free trade agreement came into effect Australian businesses are not capitalising on t

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Doing Business In China Involves Playing By Strict Rules

The Sydney Morning Herald

2016-10-18

The arrest of Crown Casino staff in China reinforces the importance of Australian businesses understanding the playing field and the rules of the game when doing business in China. We don't

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China Walking A Tightrope With Australian Investment

Pensions and Investments

2016-10-03

China Investment Corp.'s low-profile participation in the recently announced $7.3 billion winning bid for Port of Melbourne points to the balancing act facing Chinese investors and the governme

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Chinese Investors Need Clear Rules, Says Acbc Head John Brumby

The Courier-Mail

2016-09-28

CHINESE investors needed clear foreign investment rules if they were to commit to multi-billion dollar projects in this country, according to the Australia China Business Council. Council

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Port Of Melbourne Deal ‘to Clarify Rules On China’

The Australian

2016-09-22

The head of Australia’s China business lobby says the $9.7 billion Port Melbourne sale will bolster investor confidence and help clarify how Chinese companies should structure deals for a

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Foreign Investment Can Work

The Land

2016-09-14

In my various roles I have witnessed a wide range of reactions to the fallout from Treasurer Scott Morrison’s decision to block both Chinese bidders for the lease and managemen

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Aust Needs To Adapt To Chinese Tastes

News.com.au

2016-09-08

Australian businesses must drop the mindset of selling just "rocks and crops" to China and develop an understanding of consumers in the world's second-largest economy, a new report sa

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Australia China Business Council Says Integration Of Economies Entering Intense Phase

The Australian Financial Review

2016-09-07

It's something of a misnomer in Australia's trade relations, but China is still classified as an emerging market. With around a quarter of Australia's two-way trade in 2015 –

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China Trade Points To Jobs Boom: Monash Study

The Australian

2016-09-07

The Australia China Business Council report, “The Long Boom: What China’s Rebalancing means for Australia’s Future”, was ­produced by Monash University’s Australia

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Australia China Business Council Says Integration Of Economies Entering Intense Phase

The Australian Financial Review

2016-09-06

It's something of a misnomer in Australia's trade relations, but China is still classified as an emerging market. With around a quarter of Australia's two-way trade in 2015 –

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Australia Warns New Lawmakers To Weigh Chinese Investment Cautiously

Daily Mail Australia

2016-08-31

Australia has urged legislators to take a more cautious approach in backing China's pursuit of "legitimate interests" and stay alert to the motives guiding its investments, in a brief

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Foreign Investment Certainty Is The Key To Economic Security.

The Australian Financial Review

2016-08-15

For many decades, under successive governments, Australia has adopted a relatively open and generally transparent attitude to overseas investment. From time to time (Woodside, GrainCorp, Kidman), t

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A Rejected Ausgrid Deal Is One Thing, Rising Xenophobia Is Another

The Australian Financial Review

2016-08-13

One comment resonated loudly across the well-read Chinese social media Weibo shortly after the AusGrid decision on Thursday: "Why bother reviewing, why not just say no Chinese company allowed

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Acbc Warns Australia About Barriers That Put Off Chinese Investors

The ABC

2016-07-29

Australia needs to be cautious about putting up too many barriers to countries, such as China, who want to do business in Australia, according to the national president of the Australia China Busin

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Diary: Permits Soar As Exporters Milk China’s Market

The Australian

2016-07-25

The number of permits issued for export licences into China, especially for dairy products, has “gone through the roof’’ as the Australian government has moved to rein in unsc

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Sawczak To Head China Business Lobby

The Australian

2016-07-18

The Australia China Business Council has appointed former ANZ and Telstra executive Helen Sawczak as its new chief executive. A former corporate lawyer at international law firms, Ms Sawczak wo

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Chinese Pharmacists Plan To Share $1600 Billion Pie With Australia

The Sydney Morning Herald

2016-05-03

More than 600 Chinese pharmacy store owners and government officials are set to descend on Melbourne with one goal – to strike as many deals as they can. The delegation has invited Austra

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Malcolm Turnbull’s China Opportunity

The Australian

2016-04-12

Malcolm Turnbull likes to pack the most into his overseas visits, preferring to fly overnight and hit the ground running. As it will be when he arrives in China later this week. He leaves

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Canberra Businesses Welcome China Business Council To The City

The Sydney Morning Herald

2016-03-01

Canberra television production house Wildbear has welcomed a decision by the Australia China Business Council to set up a branch in Canberra, saying anything that cements links with the trading par

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Business Migration Program: Reviewing Choke On Chinese Investment

The Australian

2016-02-11

New foreign investment rules ­designed to channel funds into technology, business ventures and research and development are being closely monitored as they choke an avenue of Chinese ­inves

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Time For Australia’s Fashion Industry To Push Into China

The Australian

2016-02-06

The fashion industry hopes to take advantage of the China free-trade agreement and the year of the monkey. It could become a case of fewer rocks, more frocks as Australia looks ­beyon

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China’s Steel Mills Pulling Pin

The Australian

2016-01-14

Chinese steel mills are steadily pulling the pin on billions of dollars worth of investments in Australia, with several major Chinese players quietly retreating from iron ore projects amid weak

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Dont Unpick China Fta

The Land

2015-07-21

WATCHING the debate in recent weeks around the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) has reminded me once again how important FTAs are but how difficult they are to negotiate and conclude.

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Dragon Market Firing Up Our Farms

The Land

2015-03-25

AGRICULTURAL exports to China now directly sustain about 18,000 agribusiness jobs in Australia as the Asian dragon economy grows even more integral to our farm and food sector's success. Ch

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Aussie Wool Suits Chinas Eve Group

The Land

2014-12-03

THE China-Australia free trade agreement (ChAFTA) is already paying off for the wool industry, with Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) teaming up with a major Chinese menswear retailer for an histori

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