Chinese Millennials Should be Key Demographic for Aussie Supplement Firms: Expert Advice

Chinese Millennials Should be Key Demographic for Aussie Supplement Firms: Expert Advice

Founded just 18 months ago, the association's primary purpose is to act as a bridge between SMEs in Australia and China, helping local SMEs (small and medium enterprises) gain entry into the Chinese market.

Speaking to NutraIngredients-Asia, founder and president David Thomas said: "We established the ACSME because we felt there was a need for more of a focus on the SME sector.

"There are quite a number of organisations that look after big MNCs, and we felt the need for a platform that allows SMEs on both sides — China and Australia — to come together to exchange news, learn from one another, and push forward opportunities."

Speed learning language program aims to help SMBs crack China market

Speed learning language program aims to help SMBs crack China market

With more businesses looking to tap into the Chinese market, entrepreneur Claire Pisani has developed a speed learning initiative to help Aussies learn to speak basic Mandarin.

Chinese Entrée, provides users with a course that allows them to quickly tap into basic Mandarin.

“It doesn’t matter what country you are looking to export to.   If you want to make a good impression on your buyers, you need to speak a few words of their language, and get an understanding of their business culture,” Pisani explained of her reasons behind launching Chinese Entrée.

China’s clean energy pledge will open up opportunities for Aussie startups

China, the country with many given titles like the fastest growing economy, the world’s manufacturing hub, the world’s largest economy by nominal GDP and purchasing power parity, its hard to not know about China.

I’m sure you’ve heard about China’s involvement with the push for clean energy and turning the tide for making a change for climate change. China announced last year that they would be investing at least $360 billion renewable energy by 2030.

Australia rattled by investment chill

Australia rattled by investment chill

Chinese investment in Australia last year fell by 11 percent, with China’s changing regulatory environment and growing tensions between Beijing and Canberra cited as contributing factors.

Chinese invested US$10.3 billion during the year, down from US$11.5 billion in 2016.

The figures appeared in the report, Demystifying Chinese Investment in Australia: June 2018, by global professional services company KPMG and the University of Sydney Business School, released on June 12.

Ground breaking mission to help Aussie entrepreneurs access Chinese seed funding

Ground breaking mission to help Aussie entrepreneurs access Chinese seed funding

David Thomas, China expert and founder and President of the Australia China SME Association is leading an innovation mission to China in July to help Australian entrepreneurs access Chinese seed funding and support.  The mission will comprise Australian entrepreneurs seeking to secure start up funding to launch new ideas, products and services.   According to David Thomas…

China is becoming seriously concerned by Australia's negative attitude towards it' -- and it could put the entire economy at risk

China is becoming seriously concerned by Australia's negative attitude towards it' -- and it could put the entire economy at risk

Recent media articles and comments by Australian politicians are starting to rub the Chinese the wrong way.

Just ask David Thomas, founder and President of the Australia China SME Association.

On a recent business trip to China, Thomas was acutely aware of a change in the way his Chinese counterparts spoke about Australia.

IDEAS The key to doing successful business with the Chinese is to drink three cups of tea

IDEAS The key to doing successful business with the Chinese is to drink three cups of tea

Every culture has a different set of beliefs and values that are generally reflected in the way people approach business.

For the Chinese, like many, the utmost importance is placed on trust in a business relationship.

And while that is a common factor for many areas of the world, there is a particular way it is showed and earned in Chinese business dealings.