China In Touch, 29 March 2017, Issue 199

One of the themes of the Premiers Li's speech at the  Australia China Trade Economic Co-operation forum in  Sydney was the  recognition of the co-existence of two civilizations. He said that multi-lateralism and diverse civilization is good for peace and stability. It was a message well received by the audience and the panel of top business leaders. In the broader Australian media it was a different and less supportive response. Why are Westerners always scolding China?  It’s a question my Chinese colleagues have been asking more frequently in recent weeks. It was a question I was asked by Chinese media reporters who were covering the Premiers visit.



The Banyue - March 2017 Issue 71

Issue 71 of the Banyue newsletter features a write up from the first roundtable held as part of ACBC Victoria's SME Briefing Series. Mr Peter Stephens, finance executive with over 20 years of China experience, discussed the key considerations for SMEs thinking about entering the China market. 

Topics covered by Peter included considering why do you want to go to China, pre-planning and due diligence, what to look out for, how to set up a presence in China, other considerations, as well as where businesses can go to for help.

The second March issue also includes a write up from our International Women's Day Forum and High Tea, held at the Park Hyatt for over 380 guests.

See also for upcoming events, news and supported initiatives. 

China In Touch, 16 March 2017, Issue 198

Recently I spoke with an eager potential business exporter to China. He exhibited all the signs of the China Syndrome. This is a dangerous infection that often leads to financial ruin. The China syndrome is a collection of untested beliefs about China and the business opportunities offered.Here are five of the symptoms.

The Banyue - March 2017 Issue 70

Issue 70 of the Banyue newsletter features a write up from our recently held Agribusiness Forum 'Beyond Buying the Farm - Chinese Investment in the Australian Agribusiness Sector'. An initative of ACBC Victoria's Agribusiness & Food Working Group, the event welcomed over 180 people and featured Australia’s foremost agribusiness and foreign investment specialists discussing and unpacking many of the misconceptions around Chinese investment in Australia.

The March issue also includes a report of our student engagement roundtable, held as part of the ACBC Rio Tinto Millennials China Initiative. The event was designed to inform students in years 11 and 12 about trade with China, with an emphasis on Victoria, and help them learn about exciting, innovative businesses already engaged in the China market. It created a forum to ask questions and to be given insight into the possibilities of a career based on the opportunities offered in the many and varied sectors engaged in trade with China.

See also for upcoming events, news and supported initiatives. 


Queensland Branch eNews - Autumn 2017