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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China In Touch, 2 August 2017, Issue 208

Your business survival in China usually depends on somebody else – your translator. The level of dependency will vary from total to almost total unless you are fortunate enough to be fully fluent in Chinese. Better translation relationships start with the understanding that what is simple for you may be complicated for others in ways you are not aware of. This may include the way the question is formulated. What you say may impact on wider background issues you are not aware of including cultural sensitivity, political sensitivity and bureaucratic or administrative barriers. In short, you cannot speak as freely or as unthinkingly as you do in your home country because people you are working with do not have your common background of language habits.

The Banyue - July 2017 Issue 80

ACBC Victoria’s Banyue newsletter Issue 80 features a call for submissions to The Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s review of Australia’s business, investment and talent visas. The review will assess whether these visa programmes enable Australia to target and attract the best business migrants, entrepreneurs, investors and distinguished talents who will make a valuable contribution. The Department invite the Australian public to provide views on the current state of relevant programmes to inform the review.

Our July issue also includes recent highlights such as our Education Forum held at Westpac in Melbourne. Over 120 guests attended to hear from our keynote speakers, The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor Robert Doyle AC and Ms Amanda Pickrell, Director – International Education, DEDJTR, as well as our expert panel to gain insight into how Victoria can build upon its successes in the field of international education.

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China In Touch, 19 July 2017, Issue 207

Prime Minister Keating is reputed to have said that the best way to see Darwin was from 30,000 feet as you flew over it. We would beg to differ, but from a Chinese perspective this observation has a ring of unpleasant truth about it. One of the most significant problems facing Darwin from Chinese business and investment perspective is that people do not even have the chance to fly over Darwin at 30,000 feet. Getting to Darwin is a difficult process, with a transit visas required for Singapore in addition to an Australian visa.