Financial Services Talking Points | 22/05/2018

  In Today’s Talking Points: Shenzhen aims to be global technology innovation hub, UK eyes firmer ties with China, Leading indicators points to steady export growth in China and  China central bank adviser calls for two-track financial opening. Shenzhen aims to be global technology innovation hub Shenzhen has declared their goal to become a global technology …

Education Talking Points | 17/05/2018

  First NAPLAN online test brings nerves and some technical glitches More than 1 million Australian students are sitting the NAPLAN tests his week, and for the first time, they are taking it online. Around 25 percent of NSW schools are running NAPLAN online tests for the first time this year. The Australian Curriculum, Assessment …

Food & Agribusiness Talking Points | 16/05/2018

In Today’s Talking Points: Cargill has ‘significant concerns’ over US-China trade spat; China’s freeze on Australia thaws slightly as trade minister blows in; Seafood giants convene in China for Alibaba’s ‘fresh food summit’; China’s farm produces prices continue to dip. Cargill has ‘significant concerns’ over US-China trade spat Cargill, the US Agriculture food giant has expressed concerns about escalating …

Financial Services Talking Points | 15/05/2018

In Today’s Talking Points: China Continues Opening Up of Financial Services Sector; China’s April Economic Data Shows a Mixed Bag as Industry Holds Up; Trump’s Reprieve for ZTE Opens the Next Round of US-China Trade Talks China Continues Opening Up of Financial Services Sector Following on from the announcement on April 11th of new measures to further open …

Education Talking Points | 08/05/2018

In Today’s Talking Points: Australian Education Group Paves the Way For China Expansion; China Increases Education Spending in 2017; Online Education Systems Are Gaining Momentum in China; China Looks to Educate Schoolkids To Win the Global AI Race   Australian Education Group Paves the Way For China Expansion The Australian private education provider; Top Education Group will begin trading …

Food & Agribusiness Talking Points | 07/03/2018

  In today’s talking points: Strong world growth for commodities; JD.com implements blockchain;  Wine Australia appoints new Manager; Use of fertilisers and pesticides fall in China   Strong world growth for commodity will increase food demand by Australian farmers The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics Conference, held in Canberra this Tuesday, has forecasted that …

Demystifying Chinese Investment in Healthcare

Today KPMG releases it’s report on Chinese investment in Australia healthcare, the most recent addition to their ‘Demystifying Chinese Investment’ series. Outbound investment from China has always been a contentious issue, primarily due to a lack of clear information. Now with the healthcare sector in China reforming and continued growth expected; KMPG sets out to …

December Updates from AAC, Beijing

For December, Asian Agribusiness Consulting has the following updates: New Hope Group has completed the acquisition of Australia’s Real Pet Food Company New Hope Group has completed the acquisition of Australia’s Real Pet Food Company from Quadrant Private Equity for A$1 billion (CNY 5 billion), in a move to further its foray into the fast-growing …

Coworking Space Regulation Coming to China Following Beijing Reform

By Zolzaya Erdenebileg Coworking and incubator spaces have expanded quickly throughout major cities as China’s entrepreneurial drive accelerates. The government had been slow to regulate coworking spaces; the use of such addresses for business registration, for example, has floundered in ambiguous territory. However, several industry observers told China Briefing that the government is working on …

December Happenings at EAST, Beijing

This month EAST Beijing is holding a number of specials and events to celebrate the holidays, including Feast (Food by EAST) Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day all-day buffet To celebrate your Christmas holiday, our award-winning restaurant Feast (Food by EAST) will prepare a special offer with traditional roasted turkey, roasted lamb leg, baked salmon, …