China In Touch, 4 December 2019, Issue 266

On the sidelines  of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership conference in Bangkok, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross  announced the United States led Blue Dot network. The network is  essentially expected to serve as a globally recognised evaluation and certification system for roads, ports and bridges with a focus on the Indo-Pacific region. Does this change the investment environment in Asia? This is the key question for investors. Initial evaluation suggests probably not.



ACBC Vic eNews: The Banyue Issue 139

In this week's edition of ACBC Vic's fortnightly eNews, The Banyue, we welcome new ACBC national president, Mr David Olsson and farewell the Hon John Brumby.

We also have our upcoming major events for 2020, International Women's Day High Tea and our popular CNY event. On top of that we have some exciting member news, offers for business's wanting to enter the China market, news from the recent Australian Strategic Forum and more.

China In Touch, 20 November 2019, Issue 265

A few weeks ago, I delivered a keynote at a Global Knowledge Economy conference in Qingdao. I had the opportunity to listen to other speakers and in particular to a speaker who described the work done on the Indonesia’s National Single Window (INSW) Customs clearance programs. You may wonder what on earth INSW has to do with China, with Belt and Road and Australia. The answer is also the answer as to why Australia must be involved in the Belt and  Road program. This is not about missed infrastructure building opportunities. This is about the very mechanisms of trade within our region.


The Banyue - Issue 138 November 2019

This edition of ACBC Victoria's fortnightly eNewsletter includes big news on the China International Imports Expo and arguably the world's single biggest shopping day. Double 11 day.

Also in this edition we introduce this year's International Women's Day event - back for its third edition! On top of that we have a new podcast, some interesting pieces of China news and a grand introduction to our newest members. Be sure to check out the new members section for ways you can connect and collaborate with fellow members!

China In Touch, 6 November 2019, Issue 264

Making investment decisions can be difficult at any time, particularly when including internationally listed companies. Investors must also consider the international links and global logistics chains that even domestic investment candidates are exposed to. It takes time for a full picture to emerge, and often by that time its too late to rescue some investment decisions and to make new decisions in a timely manner. Here are some China whispers in the wind that suggest investors need to revisit the focus of previous and future investment decisions.