Category: News

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Melbourne welcomes Sichuan Airlines

Sichuan Airlines has become the latest Chinese airline to begin direct flights to Australia, with its first direct flight from Chengdu landing in Melbourne on February 28.

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ACBA2013: Award Nominations Are Now Open

Nominations for the 2013 AustCham Westpac Australia-China Business Awards have been extended to April 5. Don’t miss this opportunity to nominate your business in these high profile awards.

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ACBC Victoria celebrates Chinese New Year

In early February, the Victorian branch of the Australia China Business Council hosted a lavish Chinese New Year event for 450 people at Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria in conjunction with the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Australia and the NGV. The event kick starts the Year of the Snake for further business and cultural links between the State of Victoria and China.

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City of Sydney celebrates Chinese New Year

The City of Sydney has kicked off its 17-day 2013 Chinese New Year Festival with markets, art exhibitions and city-wide banquet specials as it celebrates the cultural mix of East and West.

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Australian companies upbeat on Chinese economy

Seven in 10 Australian companies in China are optimistic about the overall Chinese economy and 53 percent are extremely or highly likely to expand their Chinese operations in the next 12 months, according to the 2012 Australia China Business Perceptions Survey.

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ChinaPay / Western Union Partnership

Western Union has announced a partnership with ChinaPay, the online and mobile payments subsidiary of China’s UnionPay, allowing universities and higher education institutions around the world to accept international tuition and student fees in the Chinese Renminbi.

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Cardia Bioplastics secures Shanghai contract

Melbourne-based International sustainable resins and products supplier, Cardia Bioplastics, has secured an exclusive annual supply contract of its renewable Biohybrid kitchen bags to the City District of Shanghai, Pudong, in China.

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Six Australia-China Joint Research Centres launched

In December, Australian and Chinese government ministers signed a new higher education and research agreement which will see six new joint research centres opened across Australia.