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Medical Products HUB sends ventilators to Madagascar for Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto is one of the world’s largest mining and metals companies operating in approximately 36 countries, including Madagascar. With the outbreak of COVID-19, Rio Tinto contacted the team at Medical Products Hub to acquire Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), recognizing our long-term presence in China and ability to source quality, reliable PPE. Rio Tinto engaged …

Psychological Resilience Before and After Work Resumption during COVID-19 Episode #5: Accelerating the Recovery

This survey was led by Dr. Zhang Xiaomeng, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, Associate Dean for Executive Education and Co-Director of the Leadership and Motivation Research Centre at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB). The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to press pause on the Chinese economy, with companies now facing challenges on the issues of production and employment resumption. Now …

活动Event|欢迎加入“考拉社区”Introducing Koala Community

Professional Networking Afternoon Tea “职场人士社交下午茶”活动 Presented by: ACYPI x Austcham x ACAA 由中澳青年精英领袖团(ACYPI)联合澳大利亚商会华西联合(AustCham)及澳中同学会(ACAA)联合举办 Are you a business professional, entrepreneur or innovator? Do you want to make connections and build relationships? 您是职场人士、企业家还是创业者? 您是否需要拓展人脉,建立新的社会关系?   Join Koala Community: Chengdu’s freshest professional networking group 加入考拉社区:成都最新鲜的职场达人社区 What is Koala Community? 什么是考拉社区?   Every month, Koala Community hosts intimate networking …

Member News | Grand Hyatt Mooncakes and Set Menus

Celebrate this time-honored tradition of the Mid-Autumn Festival with Grand Hyatt Beijing mooncakes. Inspired by exquisite wood buildings and the color of Grand Hyatt, the mooncakes are beautifully presented in a bright red box designed with a gold Chinese roof. Wonderful as gifts for family members and friends, our heartwarming and much-loved mooncakes are a …

CKGSB New Online Program: COVID19-Driven Digitalisation in China

Recently, CKGSB has launched a global online LIVE program – COVID19-Driven Digitalisation in China. Topics of content are very up-to-date and relevant to decision makers, including China’s digital currency, IoT e-commerce, post-COVID19 consumerism, and AI applications during the pandemic. The program starts on 20 July 2020 and takes four weeks to complete, two evening sessions …

Commentary on the June 2020 CKGSB Business Conditions Index

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Member Event | Important Notice on Tax Issues around Overseas Pensions & Provident Fund

One of the many unforeseen impacts of COVID-19 has been the massive financial impact, especially in the tourism and aviation industries around the world. Initially this was mainly in reduced hours and unpaid leave, however as time progresses and little solution is in sight, we are now seeing a raft of redundancies that will directly …

Member News | “Medical Products HUB” Goes DIGITAL

Member News | CKGSB Survey Finds a Negative Investor Sentiment Despite COVID-19 Recovery

As the current COVID-19 pandemic curve begins to flatten in China, the global environment can be seen as a stark contrast. “Against such a solemn backdrop, investor sentiment has become relatively negative, with a pessimistic view on the future trends of both A-shares and housing prices, and lowered expectations of economic growth. This sentiment can …

Procedure for Australian Nationals Wanting to Return to China

  中国澳大利亚商会和北京市商务局就在华工作的外籍员工回中国的流程总结如下:   The China-Australia Chamber of Commerce and the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Commerce have summarized the procedure for Australian Nationals wanting to return to China. Outlined below:   1.申请信:Step 1. Draft an Application Letter inclusive of the following: 公司介绍   Company introduction.   个人介绍:个人的基本信息包括姓名,护照号码,性别,国籍,邮箱,电话号码,在公司的职位,具体工作职责,需要介绍你在本公司有多么的重要(比如你是项目经理,如果你不回中国,项目没有办法进行;又或者你是科技人员,研究项目等你确认等等) Personal introduction: Basic personal information includes name, passport number, gender, nationality, …

Member Event | Chi, The Spa at Shangri-La

Member News | China’s “Two Sessions”

    AustCham China in partnership with North Head, will be providing daily updates on the 2020 annual sessions of the National People's Congress and CPPCC (Two Sessions). North Head is a leading independent strategic communications and public affairs consultancy company with international credentials and a rich experience serving clients within a wide range of sectors.  …

  ​      RETURN OF AUSTRALIAN NATIONALS TO CHINA         Dear members and friends, Throughout the COVID-19 crisis AustCham China has been in active and continuous contact with officials at the Australian Embassy in Beijing and Consulates around the country. Additionally, we have also been in dialogue with a range of Chinese government institutions seeking the latest …

Member News | Commbank Card Spending Data Shows Further Improvement From Lows

12 May 2020   The following article has been developed by the Global Economic & Markets Research team.   Households appear to have stepped up their rate of spending in the second half of April and first week of May 2020 compared with earlier in April.  CommBank credit and debit card spend data for the …

COVID-19 | Online Education

Increased Demand Motivates Online Education Innovation Apr 25, 2020                         Editor’s note: COVID-19: Economic Analysis is a series of articles comprising experts’ views on developing micro and macroeconomic situations around the globe amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The authors of this article, Zhong Ling, PhD …

COVID-19 | Australian Ambassador to PRC Letter to Ministry of Commerce Director General

COVID-19 | Australian Ambassador to PRC Letter to Ministry of Commerce Director General

Member Highlight | Trustiics-World’s 1st onlineplatform counsel

Trustiics The world’s 1st online platform connecting international businesses with pre-vetted English-speaking legal counsels in China! Trustiicsis offering our members a 10% discount Copy this link to your browser for the special offer https://web.trustiics.com/sme/user/register?ref=austcham Sign up today!  

Member Highlight | Chinese Economy During SARS,COVID-19

Chinese Economy Took a Hit During SARS,  COVID-19 Could Knock It Over Opinion By Dr. Ouyang Hui and Ye Dongyan Dr. Ou-Yang Hui if the Dean’s Distinguished Chair Professor of Finance, Associate Dean  for EMBA and a Professor of Economics at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business Ye Dongyan is a researcher at the Financial …

The Ins and Outs of COVID-19: An Interview with Dr. Roo Changizi

With the ongoing epidemic outbreak of the novel coronavirus pneomonia (COVID-19) a lot of questions still remain regarding what the virus is, how it is spread, how it is treated, and the general guidelines of what to do if we begin to show symptoms. With the ongoing uncertainty, it is always helpful to get professional insight into …

News | Coronavirus Update

Department of Health Update 12.02.2020 As at 06:00 hrs on 12 February 2020, we have confirmed 15 cases of novel coronavirus in Australia: 5 in Queensland 4 in New South Wales 4 in Victoria 2 in South Australia 5 of the earlier cases have recovered. The others are in a stable condition All of the cases in Australia have …

Highlight | The University Of Queensland

  More information: https://www.uq.edu.au/news/article/2020/01/race-develop-coronavirus-vaccine

Survey | How is your business affected by the Novel Coronavirus?

Insight | 11/11 Singles Day Sales

The Importance of 11/11 The world’s largest shopping event has amassed total sales of nearly USD $70 billion in gross merchandise value (GMV) across China’s two largest e-commerce platforms, Alibaba and JD.com. The 24-hour event is known as the Double 11 shopping festival as it falls on the 11th of November, China’s annual ‘Singles Day’. …

Draft Foreign Investment Law Submission

With the releasing of the Draft Foreign Investment Law of the People’s Republic of China, AustCham China has been invited to prepare a submission on behalf of our members. We would encourage members who wish to participate to get in contact with our Industry & Advocacy Associate, Kathy Lin, at kathy.lin@austcham.org with any input. The …

TALKING POINTS | HEALTHCARE 16/10/2019

In today’s talking points, the 2018 boom in healthcare investment was aided by three key deals, and a cancer treatment accelerator approved in Wuwei signals a breakthrough in cancer research. In other news, Chemist Warehouse has experienced continued growth in the Chinese market and has made new plans to expand their sales platform, and Chinese …

Applying for an Exclusion from Chinese Tariffs: FAQs

  Written by: Zoey Ye Zhang, Asia Briefing, Dezan Shira & Associates On May 13, 2019, China’s Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council released the Trail Measures on the Exclusion Work for US Products Subject to Additional Tariffs in Announcement [2019] No.2. On a trial basis, the document allows imported US products to be temporarily exempted from …

TALKING POINTS | ENERGY 28/08/2019

  In today’s talking points, we consider the potential success of renewable energy across hundreds of Chinese cities.   China’s growth in the renewable energy sector is driving down prices Over the last few years, China’s reliance on the coal industry has sparked huge research and investment into new renewable energy resources such as solar, …