The Victorian government has announced the 11 winners of its inaugural Hamer Scholarships – allowing up to 50 Victorians a year to study Chinese language in Jiangsu province, Victoria’s sister state. The scholarships are valued at up to $10,000 and are targeted at people working or studying in industries/fields relevant to China. Applications for round two scholarships, close on August 26.
Leading Australian migration agents say changes to Australia’s skilled migration laws will give the country greater opportunities to “cherry pick” would-be-migrants, writes Sophie Loras.
Despite downturns in the European and US economies, it was still business as usual at the Canton Fair in May, with emerging markets pushing trade volumes to new heights.
Tourism Australia has chosen Shanghai to launch the latest phase of its global marketing campaign, There’s nothing like Australia.
Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu has launched Australia China Business Week in Melbourne with a speech outlining the state’s plans to enhance trade opportunities with China and suggesting that in years to come, China will be as much a part of the lives of Victorians, as football.
The Victorian government will invest A$8 million towards a tourism marketing campaign in China as part of a strategy to increase Chinese overnight visitor expenditure to A$18.2 billion in Gross State Product over the next 10 years, the state’s premier has told a business delegation in Melbourne.
After five years as the Executive Director for AustCham Shanghai, and steering the Chamber to double its membership base in that time to 435 members, Kate Pollitt is moving into the new role of Marketing and Business Manager, China with Allied Pickfords.