Energy & Resources Talking Points | 24/11/2017

In today’s talking points: South Australia set to launch world’s largest battery; Rio Tinto and Sinosteel Corp extend their agreement at the Channar mine in Western Australia; Liquefied natural gas producers benefiting from China’s pollution cuts; Development of the northern parts of Australia.    South Australia set to launch world’s largest battery South Australia’s $530m energy plan to …

Education Talking Points | 23/11/2017

In today’s talking points: Western Australian Government introduces compulsory language program into schools; United States Justice Department looks into Harvard’s admission policies; Education, China’s highest priority; Australian students surprisingly rank 10th.   Western Australian Government introduces compulsory language program into schools The Western Australian Government has introduced a new curriculum change for all year 3 students to learn a …

Food & Agribusiness Talking Points | 22/11/2017

In today’s talking points: National Agriculture day; Plantago emerges as a successful crop to be grown in Western Australia’s Old irrigation scheme; Australian meat industry encouraged to monitor the emergence of alternative proteins; Small Aussie winemakers setting sights off-shore.   National Agriculture Day Yesterday the 21st of November was National Agriculture Day in Australia, which is a chance to …

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccines: Your Questions Answered

What is HPV? The term human papillomavirus, or HPV, refers to a group of sexually transmitted viruses. Of the roughly 100 types that exist, at least 13 can cause cervical cancer in women, with types 16 and 18 causing 70% of cervical cancer and pre-cancerous lesion cases. Types 6 and 11 can cause about 90% of …

Healthcare & Lifescience Talking Points | 21/11/2017

In today’s talking points: First head transplant surgery raises ethical questions; New technology could allow testing on a virtual human body; First Robot to pass China’s medical exam; China’s Health system enduring expansion.   First head transplant surgery raises ethical questions A team of Chinese doctors, in partnership with Italian professor Sergio Canavero, director of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation …

IP Australia: Guide to Protecting your IP in China

IP Australia has released their new Guide to Protecting your IP in China, which includes practical tips on how foreign businesses can prepare and understand the system, such as seeking experienced legal advice, registering your IP rights in China, and monitoring for infringement. The guide also delves into China’s first to file trade mark system, protection …

Healthcare & Lifescience Talking Points | 17/11/2017

In today’s talking points: Gene tests – the novelty present of the future; Peking University to become major scientific research base for China; Australian Senior Living and Aged Care Trade Mission visits China; Air quality improving in China’s main cities    Gene tests – the novelty present of the future Gone are the days of genetic testing being confined to medical …

Financial Services Talking Points | 16/11/2017

In today’s talking points: China agrees to open finance sector to foreign ownership; China’s focus on pollution reduction dampens production, investment and sales; Singles spend record $33 billion big on Guanggun Jie; China reaffirmed as world leader in FinTech   China agrees to open finance sector to foreign ownership Using joint venture requirements and ownership caps in many industries, …

Top Five Considerations for Foreign Banks in China

On November 10, China’s Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao said at the information meeting in Beijing that China has decided to further open its financial services industry. In addition to the committed liberalisations of the foreign shareholding restrictions in domestic securities, future, fund management and life insurance  companies, of particular interest is that qualified foreign …