The Banyue - October 2017 Issue 86

Issue 86 of the Banyue features a write up of our tourism report launch 'The China Tourism Economy - Reaching Australia's Potential'. ACBC Victoria welcomed 100 members and friends to the official launch of the second ACBC national tourism report by the Victorian Minister for Tourism and Major Events, The Hon John Eren MP. The research was carried out by L.E.K. Consulting who expanded and built on the findings from last year’s report.

Hosted by ACBC members, BDO Australia in Melbourne on 11 October, guests were provided with insights into the value of the Chinese travel and tourism market and how the experience of Chinese tourists translates into broader economic opportunities for Australian offerings and exports.

See also for our busy calendar of upcoming events taking place before the end of the year, Australia-China news, supported events, initiatives and more...

The Banyue - September 2017 Issue 85

Issue 85 of the Banyue newsletter features a piece from ACBC National President, the Hon John Brumby AO, on strategic issues flowing from the strategic economic dialogue between China and Australia. Titled ‘Getting the Terms of Engagement Right with China’, the article emphasises that there is much at stake for the Australian economy and Australian business in the dialogue that took place in Hangzhou.

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The Banyue - September 2017 Issue 84

Issue 84 of the Banyue features a write up from our Foreign Investment Review Board update. The session provided a useful opportunity to discuss the changing nature of foreign investment in Australia and how Australia’s foreign investment review regime has been operating over the past few years, especially after a major legislative update in late 2015.

The key message is that Australia welcomes foreign investment and continues to adopt a tailored approach in its review process by considering major or more sensitive proposals on a ‘case-by-case’ basis, rather than using an approach that prohibits foreign investment in specific sectors (blacklists) or only allow it in certain sectors (whitelists).
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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.
See also for upcoming events covering Philanthropy in Australian and Chinese Business Cultures, AgTech and the Future of Food, Innovation and Accerlation, Tourism and many more...

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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