Sustainable development business dialogue
On August 25 2015 the Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) in partnership with the Climate Institute held a dialogue with business leaders with overseas trading links throughout the EU, China and the US to discuss Australia's future competitiveness in a low-carbon global economy.
The Honourable Daniel Andrews was sworn in as Victorian Premier in December 2014. On September 17 2015 the Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) hosted a keynote address by Premier Andrews in which he shared his insights into the Victoria-China relationship a week before his first trip to China.
Victoria boasts $4.2 billion of exports to China annually, almost twice as much as to the United States and more than double that to Japan and New Zealand. China is already Victoria’s top two-way trading partner and number one export destination.
Launch of the NSW China Strategy by Premier Mike Baird
On September 2 2014 ACRI hosted NSW Premier the Hon Mike Baird for a keynote address outlining New South Wales' China policy. Held on the eve of his first visit to China, Premier Baird shared his insights into the Australia-China relationship and put forward his government's strategy for engaging with China. The event was an example of ACRI"s mission to facilitate and showcase positive relations between the two countries.
Under the new China Strategy, the NSW Government will focus its efforts on the relationship with China through a number of priority actions:
Carl Hinze - "The China Face"
On June 11 2015 ACRI hosted a seminar on the Chinese concept of 'face' presented by Dr Carl Hinze.
Face is an important concept to understand for anyone engaging in business in China. How is this concept manifested in Chinese language? What is the role of ‘face’ in building and maintaining relationships of trust in China? How does ‘face’ impact negotiations with Chinese parties?