The Banyue - June 2017 Issue 78

Issue 78 of The Banyue features the ANZ insight report “Now for investment: looking beyond free trade in the China-Australia Free-Trade Agreement”. It finds that the ChAFTA will support increased demand for Australian goods in China, while lowering the cost of investment in Australia generating stronger returns for Chinese investors.

The June issue also includes upcoming events such as the launch of our Executive Women's Forum; our 2017 Education Forum with The Right Hon the Lord Mayor Robert Doyle AC and Ms Amanda Pickrell, DEDJTR as keynote speakers; our Property Forum for 2017; and many more. 

See also for recent highlights such as Canberra Networking Day, as well as news, member news, supported events and initatives, and more...

China In Touch, 21 June 2017, Issue 205

I have worked in China for more than 15 years and yet I still encounter personal misconceptions that are unceremoniously smashed. The case in point is a recent visit to the far far West of China, first to the Xinjiang regional capitol Urumqi and then to Nanjiang which is further west. I expected a desert environment, bereft of greenery. I anticipated a struggling third tier city. As my visit involved many hours of driving I braced myself for a rough ride over potholed, narrow roads in poor condition. I romantically thought I might catch a glimpse of a camel at this western bridgehead of the New Silk Road. Instead I had to be satisfied with a handful of donkey drawn carts.

The Banyue - June 2017 Issue 77

ACBC Victoria's June issue of the Banyue features a write up from our China Economic and Financial Market Update partnership event with NAB. Keynote speaker, Ms Christy Tan, Head of Markets and Strategy and Research for Asia at NAB, provided thorough insight into the various internal and external factors impacting China’s gradual economic slowdown amidst reform efforts.

See also for information about our recently held WeChat Masterclass. WeChat’s integrated user experience, its ability to innovate and commercialise tradition, recognise culture in business, and transform relationships, all make the app so unique.

Issue 77 additionally includes a link to our members survey calling for feedback on our events offering. The survey should take around 5 minutes to complete and we offer you a $20 discount on one ticket to an event of your choice held in June, July or August this year by way of thanks. 

China In Touch, 7 June 2017, Issue 204

Over the past few days I have delivered several conference and roundtable presentations at the One Belt One Road event in Xi'an. Amongst the  many conversations with senior officials, academics and business leaders one feature clearly emerged. The One Belt One Road  (OBOR) strategy is not some empty rhetorical slogan. The policy is much much more than an infrastructure boost. It is underpinned by the desire to more effectively deploy Chinas overseas reserves and to improve trade stability on a regional, and potentially  global basis.

Queensland Branch eNews - Winter 2017