The Banyue - September 2017 Issue 83

Issue 83 of the Banyue newsletter features news of the recently announced Jiangsu-Victoria Innovation Centre. The deal was struck between the City of Melbourne, the Australia China Association of Scientists and Entrepreneurs (ACASE), RMIT University and the University of Melbourne, and will see the Jiangsu-Victoria Innovation Centre open up at 51 Queen Street, offering start-ups a chance to hone their innovations.
Melbourne start-ups will have access to $80 million in support from China through the new incubation space.
Chinese venture capital outfit Suzhou High-Tech Venture Capital Group will provide up to $80m to manage the centre, provide access to investment and help fund project development over the next three years.
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China In Touch, 30 August 2017, Issue 210

Is China One Belt One Road policy a strategic threat to Australia, or an opportunity? It’s a question I have been asked frequently over the past 2 weeks. It’s a question I will be addressing in speeches and conversations in Xi’an and Beijing, and at APEC  in Nanning over the next two weeks.

This is a multifaced program so not surprisingly there are many different interpretations. The interpretation that dominated discussions at the One Belt One Road conference in Singapore was the idea that the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)  – as its now formally called – was primarily about physical infrastructure. The discussion centred around the opportunities to build and manage infrastructure projects from new hotels, tourism attractions and roads and airports to service these.

The Banyue - August 2017 Issue 82

Issue 82 of the Banyue newsletter features Melbourne being named the world's most livable city for the seventh consecutive year. Destination Melbourne’s, Chief Executive Officer, Laura Cavallo, is enthusiastic about the impact the announcement will have on Melbourne’s visitor industry. “Melbourne’s seventh win will continue to drive global interest in Melbourne as a destination especially for business travellers, international students and visitors from the Asian region. No other city has ever held the top ranking for seven years consecutively. The liveability index definitely serves to further elevate Melbourne’s public profile as a desirable place to visit.”

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China In Touch, 16 August 2017, Issue 209

Yesterday I spoke at the Singapore Business Federation hosted invitation only Maritime Silk Road conference. This was attended by more than 500 top business leaders and senior government officials from the region. It is the first major conference on this topic held outside of China. So what is One Belt One Road and what does it mean for the NT?

The Banyue - August 2017 Issue 81

Issue 81 of the Banyue newsletter features a write up from our 2017 Property Forum 'Building a Resilient Property Business'. ACBC Victoria welcomed over 100 guests to the event held in partnership with Pitcher Partners on 2 August in Melbourne. Our keynote speaker, Minister for Planning, The Hon Richard Wynne, and expert panel explored the various elements of building a resilient property business, focusing on practical aspects for investors and developers. 

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