Australia to become an original party to world’s largest free trade agreement

  Australia has joined New Zealand to ratify the world’s biggest free trade deal among southeast Asian nations and their major trading partners. The deal is the world’s largest trade pact, representing about 30 percent of the global population and gross domestic product. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, The Hon Dan Tehan MP, together …

TGA recognises two more COVID-19 vaccines not registered in Australia but used widely internationally

1 November 2021: Good news in relation to traveling to Australia! On November 1st, the TGA determined that Covaxin (manufactured by Bharat Biotech, India) and BBIBP-CorV (manufactured by Sinopharm, China) vaccines would be ‘recognised’ for the purpose of establishing a traveller’s vaccination status. This means that fully vaccinated citizens of China and India, as well as other countries in the region …

Family PU Letter Applications now Accepted

Good news for our Members, Families and Community! For months now one of our community’s primary concerns has been the ability to reunite with family here in China. AustCham China, in conjunction with other Chambers of Commerce, have been highlighting this issue to the relevant authorities in Beijing and elsewhere. We are informed that District Government Offices are …

Australian Trade and Investment Comission (Austrade) – Monthly Insights

Austrade is releasing monthly insight videos to keep Australian business informed of emerging opportunities and challenges across China. Check out the latest video which looks at fast-growing markets in China’s Southwest region and highlights opportunities in the food and beverage sector, as well as infrastructure design, and healthcare. Earlier videos have considered the growing demand …

Economic Content from Australian Embassy in China

  What’s on our minds? It’s that time of year: the Chinese government has released economic data for the third quarter, giving us all a good sense of where the trends for the year are heading. Over the last few weeks, the economic team at the embassy has been taking a closer look. The results …

A Counter Narrative

Kevin Rudd served as Australia’s 26th Prime Minister from 2007 to 2010, then as Foreign Minister from 2010 to 2012. In 2014, he was named Senior Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where he led research on the future of China-United States relations. He is also Chair of the Independent Commission on Multilateralism, Chair of Sanitation and Water for All, and Chairman of the Board at the International Peace Institute. In January 2021, he was appointed the 8th President and CEO of the Asia Society.

ISB Open House

Attend ISB’s Open House for the opportunity to learn what makes ISB unique from the school’s leadership team, faculty members, and students. There will be a guided campus tour following each session. Attendees will receive a program and instructions on how to access the campus a few days before the event. Thank you for your …

ISB Teacher Recruitment Fair

The International School of Beijing (ISB) is offering educators another opportunity to meet members of the ISB community and speak to the school’s leadership team. With over 40 years of academic excellence, ISB has a history of innovation and is accelerating into the future of education. Through a tailored, connected, real-world curriculum our experienced and passionate teachers …

Welcome our new team members — Fiona Wu and Nicolás Reigl

Fiona Wu: Events & Projects Manager AustCham China would like to announce the appointment of Fiona Wu as the new events and projects manager. Fiona worked as a relationship manager at AustCham Shanghai and has prior membership management expertise. Fiona has worked in the hospitality sector for a long time. She worked with Marriott in the United …