MEMBER NEWS | Ambassador To China

AMBASSADOR TO CHINA Today I announce the appointment of Mr Graham Fletcher as Australia’s next Ambassador to China. Australia and China share a multi-faceted and constructive relationship, founded on shared interests and mutual respect. Our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership is characterised by strong economic ties and collaboration on our shared priorities. China is Australia’s largest trading …

MEMBER NEWS | Strengthening the Future of the Australia – China Relationship

STRENGTHENING THE FUTURE OF THE AUSTRALIA-CHINA RELATIONSHIP The Morrison Government will establish a new and innovative National Foundation for Australia-China Relations to strengthen one of Australia’s most significant bilateral relationships. The National Foundation will be a high profile platform for the promotion of Australia-China ties. It will harness efforts of the private sector, peak bodies, …

MEMBER NEWS | New Pinsent Masons Publications: Private airport investment and China’s new foreign investment law

Pinsent Masons have published two news articles which provide latest analysis on investment law: one on Asian countries’ private airport investment and the other on China’s new foreign investment law. ‘Rewards are there’ for Asian countries that get private airport investment right Out-Law ANALYSIS There is great potential for investment in and development of airports …

MEMBER NEWS | Swisse – 2018 Results and New H&H Group CEO

Australian health and wellness brand Swisse has announced its global revenues grew by 30.3% to AUD859 million on a currency-adjusted basis in 2018, with Australia and New Zealand and China sales increasing by 13.7% and 63.2% respectively. The results were reported at parent company H&H Group’s 2018 results conference, where Laetitia Garnier was named new …

MEMBER NEWS | Connecting Monash Alumni in China

  Members of the Monash University Alumni Engagement team are planning visits to China this year. In their efforts to grow a rich and vibrant alumni community in China, they would like to ask for your help to find Monash alumni living in China. Monash aims to connect with former students who have moved back …

MEMBER NEWS | Asia Briefing Business Intelligence from Dezan Shira & Associates: China’s New IIT Rules: A Guide for Employers

China introduced the biggest changes to its individual income tax (IIT) system since at least 2011 with the passing of a new IIT law in 2018. The new law brought forward a host of changes to individual taxation in China, including by revising tax brackets, expanding deductibles, and altering residency rules for foreign workers. The …

MEMBER NEWS | Pinsent Masons Publications: Australia-Indonesia Economic Relations

Pinsent Masons has produced two new publications featuring latest legal news and guidance on the Australia-Indonesia trade deal and Indonesia’s opening of its second round pre-qualification list for renewables projects. 1. Trade deal will allow more Australian ownership, investment in Indonesia Out-law Indonesia and Australia have signed an economic partnership agreement that will reduce tariffs …

Member News | Port of Newcastle Celebrates 30-Year Partnership with Qinhuangdao Port

Port of Newcastle welcomed delegates from Qinhuangdao Port in China to the region this week, marking 30 years of friendly exchange between the sister ports. Qinhuangdao Port is an international multifunctional trade and logistic port primarily engaged in energy output and the world’s largest independent port operator for major dry bulk cargo, including coal, metal …

Member News | Analysis: China’s Crackdown on Daigou under the New Cross-Border e-Commerce Policies

Written by: Frank Ka-Ho Wong, Asia Briefing, Dezan Shira & Associates China’s crackdown on daigou is part of its moves to strengthen e-commerce regulation and better control the rapidly expanding sector. Cross-border e-commerce in China has grown steadily in recent years, on the back of strong consumer demand for premium brands and high-quality overseas products. A significant …