The Australia China Business Council


China In Touch, 15 August 2018, Issue 234


I had hoped to write about something other than President Trumps relentless trade war with China but the announcement of additional tariffs on Chinese goods means that the trade war remains front and center. If we accept this narrative at face value then investors can adjust their portfolio and investment strategies to minimize any immediate harm, or reap some transitory benefits. Dig a bit deeper, and the situation is more dangerous. This is a direct challenge to Chinese sense of nation and face. From this perspective the investment and business  solutions look very different.



China In Touch, 1 August 2018, Issue 233

Recently I re-read RISING SUN written at the height of the US Japan trade wars in the early 1990s. The themes are eerily similar to the current US narrative  about China. One of the  key trade negotiators in this US Japan trade war was Robert Lighthizer. Thirty years later literally little has changed. One of the lead proponents of tariffs on China, and advisor to President Trump is the now 70 year old Robert Lighthizer.



The Banyue - Issue 104 July 2018

This edition of the Banyue features information about upcoming events including the Leadership Luncheon with Amanda Elliott, Chairman of the VRC and our forum – Investing in Australia’s Life Sciences. Issue 103 also includes recent highlights such as the DFAT Briefing with Christopher Lim, Consul General to Chengdu, Xiamen Air flight discounts and much more…

China In Touch, 18 July 2018, Issue 232

Trade wars are not a spectator sport. Investors cannot just sit on the sidelines and watch it happen from the comfort of their living rooms. Trade wars are an investment  blood sport which,  without getting too dramatic, turned into a real bloodbath at the end of the 1930’s.

China is rapidly developing alternative markets. The Belt and Road Initiative is a central part of this strategy. How companies can work with this strategy was the subject of the One Belt One Road conference held in Darwin where experts from China and Australia discussed the issue.


The Banyue - Issue 103 July 2018

This edition of the Banyue features information about upcoming events including the Members Only DFAT Briefing with the Consul General to Chengdu and the Executive Women’s Forum with Amanda Elliott. Issue 103 also features event recaps from our recent Future Leaders event and the China Health Update with Chuyang Liu, discounts for ACBC Members on Xiamen Airlines and much more…