MEMBER NEWS | International mediation enforcement agreement to be signed next week

Written by Out-Law, Pinsent Masons The US, China and other countries will next week sign a new international agreement in Singapore on cross-border mediation agreements. The Singapore Convention on Mediation is the final version of the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation, which was adopted by the UN in December. It aims …

MEMBER NEWS | GHD Pacific Development Projects from the 2019 Asian Development Bank (ADB) Annual Meeting in Fiji

Written by: GHD.com Invited by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade), GHD recently took part in high-profile dialogues between Pacific Island governments and Australian and US businesses at the 2019 Asian Development Bank (ADB) Annual Meeting, in Nadi, Fiji. This is the first time in 52 years that the ADB Annual Meeting was held …

MEMBER NEWS | Minimum Wages in China 2019

Written by Alexander Chipman Koty and Qian Zhou, Asia Briefing, Dezan Shira & Associates   Minimum wages in China continue to grow. Through the first six months of 2019, four regions have increased their minimum wages: Beijing, Chongqing, Shaanxi, and Shanghai. Last year, 15 out of the 31 regions in mainland China increased their minimum wages, while 20 did …

Member News | Five Fraud Prevention Strategies to Protect Your Business in China

By: Thibaut Minot, China Briefing, Dezan Shira & Associates Foreign companies entering a high-risk market like China must pay attention to their compliance programs at the local level. Passive supervision from the top simply won’t suffice. As a starting point, the below internal control measures should be carefully considered and strengthened where appropriate.  Embed internal …

Argyle Hotel Group Expands Into Nepal With 116th Hotel

(BEIJING, 19th October, 2017)  Following a year of very rapid growth, the Australian Argyle Hotel Group is strengthening it’s position in the Asia Pacific with its first hotel in Nepal. The Kathmandu Argyle Hotel is slated to open its doors in early 2019, and will be the Argyle Hotel Group’s 116th hotel under management. “The …

WOFE vs a Rep Office: Tricor Consulting

Click here to download A wholly foreign-owned enterprises (“WFOE”) is a company established in Mainland China according to Chinese laws and entirely with foreign capital. As the business environment and the attitude of the authorities towards the WFOE model have changed over the last two to three decades, the setting up of WFOE for trading and …

Niu e-scooter

AustCham Podcast | Niu on building a premium Chinese brand with global characteristics

Niu have developed a booming premium e-scooter business from scratch in just two years – raising hundreds of millions of yuan through record breaking crowdfunding campaigns and becoming the brand for discerning Chinese millennials. AustCham’s Luke Pegrum and Santiago Mateos sat down with Niu’s Director of Overseas Business Casper Zhao to find out what foreign …

Post-Event Update | China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) Seminar

On August 18, a seminar on the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) was held at the Chinese Chamber of International Commerce in Xicheng. This event was organised by the CCIOC with the cooperation of AustCham to the end of enabling better understanding of the ChAFTA in the first year of its implementation. Those in attendance …

AustCham Podcast | Pisco, Pop-ups & Partnerships – Innovation in the F&B Scene

  Culinary incubator Hatchery is priming the next generation of restaurateur-entrepreneurs for the discerning stomachs of Beijing’s bon vivants. We sit down with co-founder Alex Worker to chat about the importance of start-ups collaborating with existing businesses, how to engage both local and expat communities, and Hatchery’s new program for budding entrepreneurs in the food …

Post Event Update | July Mentor Walks

Mentor Walks Asia in Beijing: July 8, 2016   Event Details Date: Friday, July 8th, 2016 Time: 7:45 AM – 9:00 AM Location: Ritan Park, South Gate (located on Guanghua Lu, at the intersection of Jianhua Lu) Registration: RSVP is required. Participation is free.   If you would like to register as a mentee for the …