The China factor in Australian and global equity markets
2. China’s holdings of equity securities abroad are equal to 1.6 percent of its GDP. This compares with 38.6 percent for the US.
China and Australia’s agricultural sector
1. Australia’s agricultural exports to China reached $8.5 billion in 2014-15. This compared with:
- $5.1 billion to the US
- $3.9 billion to Japan
- $3.3 billion to Indonesia
2. A Chinese government-owned company wanting to invest in Australia’s agricultural sector must obtain Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) approval, irrespective of the value of the proposed purchase.
Labor finally puts China trade ahead of its squeaky wheels
by James Laurenceson
Note – this article originally appeared in the Australian Financial Review
Getting there wasn't pretty, but Labor got their response to the China free trade agreement right in the end.
On Tuesday a modest list of safeguards for bringing in workers from overseas was tabled, which if accepted by the government will see the deal sail through Parliament with bipartisan support.
Australia needs a solid economic stance on China
Malcolm Turnbull must push the China FTA deal through
The China FTA: all the facts and figures
1. Critics have called for mandatory labour market testing (LMT) with respect to the China FTA.
The China FTA - The State of Play
China-Australia FTA concerns unwarranted
Labour concerns in China FTA misplaced
Note: This piece was sent as a letter to the editor of the Sydney Morning Herald on 5 September 2015.
Bob Kinnaird and Bob Birrell conclude that the China FTA means labour-market testing (LMT) will be removed for all Chinese nationals on 457 visas (“Under FTA, Chinese workers can avoid labour-market testing”, September 4)