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Are we catering for the Chinese tourist?

According to the latest tourism statistics, the signs are great for 2018 Chinese tourism here in Australia. In 2017, Chinese tourists out-numbered any other nationality (other than NZ) visiting Australia, and there was a 12% increase in Chinese visitors over the previous year. See Graphic But the common request from Chinese tourists is that information,…
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Understanding Chinese governance

Although it's not essential for making business with China, if you want a critical insight into the Chinese system of governance, go no futher than "When Trees Fall, Monkeys Scatter", published by World Scientific. This excellent and insightful book is written by Australian Professor of Politics at Sydney University, John Keane. Presently, there's a lot of ignorance in…
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2018 : Chinese consumers will continue to spend

Consumer spending is likely to remain robust in China in 2018. The continuing consumer boom is supported by rising disposable incomes, the continued process of urbanisation and sizeable wealth accumulated from property. Millennials, defined as people born after 1985, are the drivers of the consumption boom. They are particularly interested in higher-end clothing, cosmetics and perfume, as well…
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China’s spectacular ecommerce growth

Australian companies wanting to sell products online to China should feel very reassured by the latest ecommerce statistics. The graphs below illustrate how Chinese ecommerce has expanded and the use of mobile phone technology for payments (2016). According to McKinsey’s data, China already has 42 per cent share of the world’s e-commerce transactions, processing US$790 billion…
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