Category Archives: China

Building Asian Business Literacy is the key to growing Trade and Investment

South Australian exports have continued to perform at around mid-term trend levels growing slowly, and continuing to be maintained by our traditional export of agricultural and mineral resource commodities – such as wheat, alcoholic beverages, iron-ore and copper concentrates. The majority of these exports are to Asia, demonstrated through five of the sixth largest export

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THE ARGUMENT FOR A DEDICATED SOUTH AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT COMMERCIAL OFFICE IN SOUTH EAST ASIA

The South Australian Government is establishing a presence in South East Asia through AUSTRADE offices in major cities such as Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Singapore. This aligns with the investment over the next four years to implement the engagement strategy for South East Asia. The South Australian Government recently closed its dedicated offices in these

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SA Budget and Economic Policy Lacks Vision, a Jobs Strategy and a Strategy for South Australia’s Economic Future – South Australia is at the economic cross roads; it’s time for new and fresh economic vision and boldness so we don’t miss out on jobs of the future

The past decade has seen at first slow, and now rapid transformation of the economic drivers of the South Australian economy. It started with the closure of Mitsubishi, and is now thrust to the centre of economic discussion in this state due to the imminent closure of Holden, Ford and Toyota and the automotive component

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“Gan Bei”: How to drink strategically when in China

As  discussed in our earlier article on “The subtle art of the formal Chinese banquet”, the importance of relationship building to the Chinese is paramount. Apparent social functions like banquets are held in very high regard by Chinese businessmen and government official due to the ability for one to get to ‘know’ their potential business partners. This knowledge

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The Subtle Art of The Chinese Banquet

Conducting business in China can be a confronting affair, with the rules of engagement vastly different from what we would expect in many western countries.  The number one rule when conducting business in China is to take it slow, develop your reputation or Guanxi, and build your relationships with the people you meet, whether they

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Prestige and History: How branding and bottling is critical to introducing your wine brand to China

As wine companies worldwide open their eyes to the true potential of China as a fantastic wine market, and in many cases a saviour of the wine industry  it is important to consider the way wine is currently being marketed in China. A vastly different drinking culture exists in China compared to the western world

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AsiaAustralis consolidates its position as the leading Asian market advisory firm in Australia

Adelaide based Asian market advisory firm, AsiaAustralis, closes out the financial year winning more than $50 million in Asian business for its corporate and government clients across Australia.  AsiaAustralis – an Asian market advisory firm formed in 2012 by Adelaide based strategic management consultants Dr Nathan Gray and Mr Phill Hudson, specialises in developing trade

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Hudson Howells and AsiaAustralis Strategic Alliance to boost Trade and Investment between Asia and Australia

Hudson Howells, Adelaide based Strategic Management Consultancy firm, has formed a strategic alliance with AsiaAustralis, an advisory firm specialising in developing trade and investment between Australia and Asia. The alliance will result in AsiaAustralis taking the lead running on trade and investment in the Asian Region. This will help AsiaAustralis to build upon more than

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Australia needs to accept the challenges of the Advanced manufacturing future

Does Australia need to reassess its manufacturing capability?

Australia and the traditional manufacturing states of South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales have struggled in recent years to help their traditional economic drivers transition to a new comparative and competitive advantage. In Australia we are still under the “illusion” that we can compete broadly as a manufacturing centre with the rest of the

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Is Asia More than Just China?

Too often in Australia we think and talk of Asia as being China. Government strategies, political rhetoric, journalistic commentaries, and in many cases business strategies look to China as the be all of Asia. This is a simplistic and dangerous view to hold. China undoubtedly is a thriving and impressive market with somewhere around 1.3

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