Business

Australians may not be motivated by racism when it comes to Chinese investment

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article originally appeared in The Conversation, April 19 2016.

Do Australian attitudes towards Chinese investment reflect racism? It’s a question I’ve often been asked but it’s a tough one to answer.

Shenzhen

December

Can China become an innovation-led, high income country? Shenzhen, a Prefecture-level city bordering Hong Kong SAR, provides some answers.    

1. In 2014 Shenzhen’s per-capita income was RMB149,497, or $US24,259.[1] In Nanshan district, described by Bloomberg as the technology heartland of Shenzhen, it was $49,730.[2] This compares with:

China: start up nation - what Australia needs to know

December

Beijing’s Zhongguancun district birthed 49 startups daily in 2014, and behind them was China’s booming venture capital industry. This is big news for Australia’s startup sector. 

1. Encouraging venture capital is included as a specific action point in guidelines for China’s 13th five year plan.[1]

Australia's fashion opening in China

December

By Hannah Bretherton

 

This article originally appeared in The Diplomat 

 

Last month the editor in chief of Vogue China got me thinking. I had never before put “fashion” and “China” in the same column. When I talk with friends about shopping destinations in Asia the list will run from Hong Kong to Singapore to Tokyo or Kuala Lumpur before anyone even contemplates Shanghai.

 

Rolling out reform: China 2016

December

In 2014 China added $708 billion (USD) to its economy and the IMF predicts it will be 44 percent bigger in 2020.

850 million more Chinese will be lifted into middle class status by 2030. The potential for Australian business is dramatic.


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Chinese Tourism to Australia

December

1. China has been the world’s number one tourism source market since 2012.[1] The total annual number of outbound Chinese tourists now exceeds 100 million,[2] leaping from 10 million in 2000.[3] Outbound numbers are expected to double to 200 million by 2020.[4]

NAB-ACRI Australia-China Business Engagement Index - Chinese version (澳中企业参与指数)

December

The Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) in partnership with National Australia Bank (NAB) have published the first-ever report comparing attitudes of Chinese and Australian business leaders towards bilateral engagement.

Two polls were conducted in parallel, with NAB surveying 580 Australian business leaders and ACRI surveying 1000 Chinese-resident business leaders. The findings were then analysed and compared, resulting in the new Australia-China Business Engagement Index which will be updated bi-annually.

Launch of NAB-ACRI Australia-China Business Engagement Index

December

On December 3 2015 the Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) in partnership with National Australia Bank (NAB) launched the NAB-ACRI Australia-China Business Engagement Index.

The Index, compiled by the NAB Economics Group, ACRI Deputy Director James Laurenceson and ACRI researcher Elena Collinson, is the first-ever report comparing attitudes of Chinese and Australian business leaders towards bilateral engagement. 


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NAB-ACRI Australia-China Business Engagement Index

December

The Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) in partnership with National Australia Bank (NAB) have published the first-ever report comparing attitudes of Chinese and Australian business leaders towards bilateral engagement.

Two polls were conducted in parallel, with NAB surveying 580 Australian business leaders and ACRI surveying 1000 Chinese-resident business leaders. The findings were then analysed and compared, resulting in the new Australia-China Business Engagement Index which will be updated bi-annually.

Aged Care in China

December

1. In 2014 212 million people in China were aged over 60.[1] The number is expected to rise to 480 million by 2050.[2]