Baker & McKenzie, Level 19, 181 William St, Melbourne
Rowan Callick moderated a discussion on the following themes:
What is the likely performance indicator range in China this year for key data and what are the factors likely to account for variations?
How is the high Australian dollar affecting business? And can we expect the RMB to be used as a reserve currency in the near future?
Which aspects of the Australia-China business relationship show promise in this year and in which sectors have opportunities diminished?
Are there particular competitive advantages for Victorian business in China? If so, what are they?
How is our new foreign minister being received in China and what are the prospects for capitalising on goodwill as we celebrate the 40thanniversary of diplomatic relations?
Is the leadership transition at the 18th National Party Congress in October likely to trigger a change of policies? In what way will the new leadership tem differ from the Hu-Wen administration, consequent to the Bo Xilai political scandal?