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What’s happening with OS Chinese investment in property?

According to Reserve Bank of Australia's Dr Jonathan Kearns, overseas Chinese investment in Australian property has slowed, due to China tightening OS investment controls. "Purchases by foreign buyers have received considerable focus in recent years. Non-residents are able to purchase newly constructed dwellings in Australia, while temporary residents, such as those in Australia for work…
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China honey imports surge

China is importing honey at a greater rate than ever. This reflects the growing Chinese middle class wealth and their demand for healthy and natural products. The export market has also improved since China's recent decision to continue the agricultural tariff level at 6% under the China Australia Free Trade Agreement (Chafta). However, Australian honey producers are lagging behind…
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What does the China’s 19th Party Congress mean for us?

The 19th Chinese Party Congress, which meets every 5 years to determine leadership and policy, has profound implications for our relationship with China. Fundamentally, we are witnessing a more powerful and outward looking nation, not afraid to take international leadership on a number of fronts, particularly in international trade (globalisation), nation development and climate change. In all…
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Conducting eCommerce with China

eCommerce with China is ever expanding, but it's important to be aware of the rules. A year ago, the Chinese Ministry of Finance substantially revised and extended the rules of Cross border e-commerce (CBEC), and these still apply today.  It's estimated that the value of cross-border consumer e-commerce transactions is more than $50 billion. There are two ways…
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