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The Banyue - May 2017 Issue 75

Issue 75 of the Banyue newsletter features news of the first AFL match to be played for premiership points in China to take place at Jiangwan Stadium in Shanghai. Keith Thomas, CEO of the Port Adelaide Football Club has described their China strategy as a ‘risk’, but says the rewards could be great.

Our May issue also includes upcoming events and recent highlights such as our event on China Anti-Bribery and Corruption – DFAT updates and case studies, as well as our round table focusing on establishing the right entity and maintaining the right legal compliance in China.

See also for member news of finalists for the 2017 Westpac Australia China Business Awards and much more. 

The Banyue - April 2017 Issue 74

Issue 74 of the Banyue newsletter features recent news about changes to the 457 Visa program. This will see several immediate changes followed by the abolition of the visa in March next year.  

Given the wide-ranging impact of this change, in the coming months, ACBC Victoria will be holding a session on amendments to the 457 Visa program and its implications for Victorian businesses. Please keep an eye on the upcoming events section of website for the latest details.

Our second April issue also includes our busy calendar of upcoming events covering topics such as managing the risks of corruption and bribery overseas; setting up an entity in China; how to influence Chinese consumers effectively; and many more.

See also for recent highlights, news and supported initiatives. 

The Banyue - April 2017 Issue 73

Issue 73 of the Banyue newsletter features the launch of our ‘Beyond Buying the Farm – Chinese Investment in the Australian Agribusiness Sector’ report, compiled by report sponsors BDO, following our CBA sponsored Agribusiness Summit held in February this year.

The report details insights from a number of key figures in the agricultural investment community, addressing many of the issues surrounding the investment debate, including how Australian businesses can take advantage of opportunities in China’ Australia’s current foreign investment landscape; China’s role in the future of Australian farming; public responses to Chinese investment in Australian agriculture; government and community relations for foreign investors’ and what Chinese firm are looking for in Australian investments.

See also for upcoming events, news and supported initiatives. 

The Banyue - March 2017 Issue 72

Issue 72 of the Banyue newsletter features photos from Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's keynote address at the Australia-China Business Forum. The Forum, organised by the Australia China Business Council (ACBC) in collaboration with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), brought together Australian and Chinese representatives from the highest levels of government and business to discuss trade, investment and broader economic cooperation.

The Forum’s theme was 'Innovation: New Pathways to Cooperation'. It included business panel sessions involving the Chinese and Australian sides.

The second March issue also includes upcoming events, recent highlights, Australia-China news and more. 

The Banyue - March 2017 Issue 71

Issue 71 of the Banyue newsletter features a write up from the first roundtable held as part of ACBC Victoria's SME Briefing Series. Mr Peter Stephens, finance executive with over 20 years of China experience, discussed the key considerations for SMEs thinking about entering the China market. 

Topics covered by Peter included considering why do you want to go to China, pre-planning and due diligence, what to look out for, how to set up a presence in China, other considerations, as well as where businesses can go to for help.

The second March issue also includes a write up from our International Women's Day Forum and High Tea, held at the Park Hyatt for over 380 guests.

See also for upcoming events, news and supported initiatives.