Joint Press Release: ACBC and AustChams across Mainland China and Hong Kong

  Australia-China relations: business organisations meet to help write the new rules of engagement Earlier this week, the boards of the Australia China Business Council (ACBC), the China-Australia Chamber of Commerce Chapters in Beijing, West China and South China (AustCham China); the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai (AustCham Shanghai) and the Australian Chamber of …

China-Australia Chamber of Commerce Appointment of New Managing Director

The Board of the China-Australia Chamber of Commerce (AustCham) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Brendan Mason to the position of Managing Director.   An experienced CEO, Manager and Non-Executive Director, Brendan is well known to the Australian business community in China having previously served on the board of AustCham including as Chair …

AustCham China Chair Participates in Symposium Attended by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang

On Thursday, 19 May 2022, AustCham Chair Vaughn Barber participated in the “Symposium on the 70th Anniversary of CCPIT” (China Council for the Promotion of International Trade) at the Diaoyutai State Guest House together with other heads of nearly 30 foreign chambers of commerce, institutions, and multinational companies.  The Symposium was attended by Premier Li …

November update from the Australian Embassy in China

What’s on our minds? Encouraging signs have emerged that China’s power supply may literally be digging itself out of the hole it was in. The government recently confirmed daily coal output had exceeded its target of 12 million tons and stockpiles at generators had surpassed 120 million tons (or around three weeks’ supply). While power …

Chasing Carbon Neutrality

22 November 2021 Chasing Carbon Neutrality was first published in CKGSB Knowledge. Click here to view article from its original source. China plans to peak carbon emissions in 2030 and be fully carbon neutral by 2060. How will this impact on economic activity? By Liu Jing, Professor of Accounting and Finance, CKGSB, and Duan Lei, …

A checklist for travel between Australia and China

19 November 2021:  On 1 October 2021, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Australia will reopen its international border from November, giving long-awaited freedoms to vaccinated citizens and their relatives. AustCham China presents a user-friendly checklist for travel between Australia and China for citizens and permanent resident holders. STEP 1: How to return home If you’re …

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 …