China In Touch, 19 June 2019, Issue 255

There will be pain in the short term but on the scale of historical events, that is unimportant. The objective is to improve life for ourselves, but in particular to improve life for our children. We are very interested in understanding new ideas so we can adapt them to our own circumstances. We have no appetite for conflict, but if pushed then we will push back. No, that’s not middle of America speaking, although it could be.This week I spoke at a conference and  was locked on a cruise ship in the Bohai Sea between China and North Korea with some 3,000 middle class Chinese.


The China Connection I June 2019

June 2019 ISSUE: Update from ACBC SA President I Upcoming events I Celebrating success I UMS update I Recent events I Market Insights I Foreign Influence Transparecy Scheme Act I New funding for Australia China join research centres I A golden opportunity to test the China market... and more

China In Touch, 5 June 2019, Issue 254

We need to look beyond the outrage and indignation created by President Trumps Executive order effectively banning US companies from doing business with Huawei. If we focus only on indignation about Huawei, then we allow a leaf to obscure the view of Mount Tai as the saying goes. Important as Huawei is, there are much bigger issues at stake for Chinas trade and investment. The Executive order follows the precedent set when President Trump used vague security grounds to unilaterally impose tariffs on steel.


The Banyue - Issue 126 May 2019

This edition of the Banyue includes a congratulations to Prime Minister Scott Morrison on the recent coalition victory and links to range of ACBC Victoria upcoming events. Issue 126 also includes a recap of our China Update with Tim Dillon, Commissioner for Victoria to China, links to Australia China news, a range of external events and much more…


China In Touch, 22 May 2019, Issue 253

President Trumps pressure has enabled Premier Li Keqiang to progress a number of opening-up measures that had been previously blocked or slowed by hardliners. It has also speeded up modification and implementation of the Belt and Road Initiatives. What does this have to so with the Northern Territory? Quite a lot as it turns out. This is seen most clearly in market substitution. Australian wheat exports have collapsed 50% as they have been supplanted by wheat from the far side of Central Asia. Improved agricultural techniques coupled with access to BRI fast rail means this wheat is delivered faster and cheaper than Australian wheat. Where you can grow wheat, you can also grow soybeans so there is no absolute need to increase imports from the US.