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The Banyue Issue 89 November 2017

Issue 89 of the Banyue features a write about the success of China’s recent ‘Singles Day’. The event, led by ACBC member Alibaba, has proven to be one of the most important retail events in the global market and has surpassed the gross expenditure of events like the US Black Friday.   

This issue also has several excerpts of write ups from our recent events, including last weeks Renewable Energy Forum: Renewable Energy in Victoria and the China Factor. The event, hosted by ShineWing Australia, featured a panel of experts from the renewable energy sector talking about the future of energy in this country and role of governments and businesses in creating a sustainable future.

Issue 89 also includes details of our busy calendar of upcoming events, recent Australia-China news, supported events, initiatives and more...

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.

The September issue also includes upcoming events, recent highlights, news and more…

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).
 
See also for upcoming events, news, offers for ACBC members and much more...

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...