China In Touch, 23 May 2017, Issue 203

Chinas One Belt One Road policy strategy was showcased by President Xi Jinping last week.  ACBC NT is participating in the national level One Belt One Road Expo in Xi'an in the first week of June  in recognition of the importance of this policy for investment into and out of the Northern Territory.  Despite the high profile media coverage of last weeks One Belt One Road Beijing conference  there remains some confusion about the policy, its aims and its impacts. Some countries, notably the United States and Australia, remain deeply suspicious of its  intentions. 

The Banyue - May 2017 Issue 75

Issue 75 of the Banyue newsletter features news of the first AFL match to be played for premiership points in China to take place at Jiangwan Stadium in Shanghai. Keith Thomas, CEO of the Port Adelaide Football Club has described their China strategy as a ‘risk’, but says the rewards could be great.

Our May issue also includes upcoming events and recent highlights such as our event on China Anti-Bribery and Corruption – DFAT updates and case studies, as well as our round table focusing on establishing the right entity and maintaining the right legal compliance in China.

See also for member news of finalists for the 2017 Westpac Australia China Business Awards and much more. 

China In Touch, 10 May 2017, Issue 202

This week I am  part of a joint NT/ SA State level trade and investment delegation to China and in June ACBC NT leads a  delegation to participate  in a One belt One Road national level expo in Xi'an. 

These delegations take place against the backdrop of growing trade protectionism applied not just at strategic levels, but at the irritating regulatory nuisance level. Recent changes to the Australian visa system are a case in point.

The Banyue - April 2017 Issue 74

Issue 74 of the Banyue newsletter features recent news about changes to the 457 Visa program. This will see several immediate changes followed by the abolition of the visa in March next year.  

Given the wide-ranging impact of this change, in the coming months, ACBC Victoria will be holding a session on amendments to the 457 Visa program and its implications for Victorian businesses. Please keep an eye on the upcoming events section of website for the latest details.

Our second April issue also includes our busy calendar of upcoming events covering topics such as managing the risks of corruption and bribery overseas; setting up an entity in China; how to influence Chinese consumers effectively; and many more.

See also for recent highlights, news and supported initiatives.