ACBC Tasmania Newsletter June 2019

This newsletter is packed with new release reports and information, a reminder of our member lunch with Ambassador Designate, Mr Graham Fletcher and notice that a new Executive Officer will soon take the reins from RDA Tasmania who has assisted ACBC Tasmania Branch get back on track.

China In Touch, 17 July 2019, Issue 256

Three important developments  came out of the recent G20 meeting. The first development was an extended ceasefire in the US China tariff war. This was hailed as a victory for the United States, but closer examination suggests the Chinese gave away little of importance. It is a classic example of the Chinese strategy of making something out of nothing. Expansion of US meat imports would have happened in any case given the ongoing culling of Chinese pigs due to the breakout of African swine fever. This G20 outcome had the benefit of making a necessity look like a concession.


China In Touch, 3 July 2019, Issue 255

What happens at the G20, or with the changes in China belt and Road policy may seem a long distance from the Northern Territory, and from Territory business. At times its difficult to show the exact links or connections between the larger events and what happens on the ground in Darwin. If we understand the shift in the broader currents of the Australia China relationship, then we can make decisions with more confidence. This may include taking early steps to promote products and services directly into China so that as economic relations thaw, we are already positioned to take advantage of new flows of capital and investment interest.


The Banyue - Issue 128 June 2019

This edition of the Banyue includes a recent ACBC advertising campaign in the AFR and information about the Chunhui Cup held by the Centre for Eye Research Australia. Issue 128 also includes links to a varied list of ACBC Victoria upcoming events such as ‘Seize the China market with Tencent’ and ‘Members-only roundtable with Esther Sun’. Additionally, issue 128 includes recent highlights from ACBC Victoria events – Capturing the Chinese Tourist Market with Bill Lang; Agribusiness Trade and Policy briefing and Shanghai Nonlocal Enterprises Federation Delegation.


China In Touch, 19 June 2019, Issue 255

There will be pain in the short term but on the scale of historical events, that is unimportant. The objective is to improve life for ourselves, but in particular to improve life for our children. We are very interested in understanding new ideas so we can adapt them to our own circumstances. We have no appetite for conflict, but if pushed then we will push back. No, that’s not middle of America speaking, although it could be.This week I spoke at a conference and  was locked on a cruise ship in the Bohai Sea between China and North Korea with some 3,000 middle class Chinese.