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Taming the Dragon: Expanding into China In the 21st century, no company with an eye on global expansion can afford to ignore China. The country, which first launched onto the international economic stage in 1978 with its ‘reform and opening up’ policy, has been expanding at a breakneck pace ever …
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How this Gold Coast millennial uses Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba to sell coconut oil to the world The 25-year-old has watched her family’s business grow from a tiny operation in her Gold Coast garage, to a multi-million-dollar operation that’s made her an international coconut oil mogul. Banaban Virgin Coconut Oil …
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How to sell wine to China- Chris Zappone, The Sydney Morning Herald Profiting from Chinese demand for Australian wine doesn’t involve rocket science, said wine ne’gociant Bede Doherty, but a knowledge of the Asian culture helps. Mr Doherty sources wine from Australian vineyards and sells it through brands specially created …
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It all started with a scoop of lavender ice cream. In the summer of 2008, when social media was in its infancy, visitors’ snaps of Bridestowe Lavender Estate’s exotically purple treat went viral among the Chinese community. The Tasmanian farm’s new owner, Robert Ravens, saw an opportunity to maximise Bridestowe’s appeal to this …
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China’s 240,000 pharmacy outlets are keen to see Australian products on display, say organisers of the Qingdao International Health Products Expo. The exhibition is expected to attract some 60,000 visitors including 7000 industry buyers. These pharmacies serve more than 1.4 billion customers a year who increasingly are looking to their …
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The citrus industry has called on the Federal Government to not “trip up” their trade with China, as Australian orange and mandarin growers enjoy the best prices in years. Key points: ·        Nearly a quarter of citrus exports went to China last year ·        Pink navel oranges can fetch as …
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8 TIPS FOR CRACKING CHINESE MARKETS –  Sophia Zhao, Australia China Business Review When doing business with China and targeting Chinese consumers, it is essential to understand not only China’s business culture, but what drives its people towards Australian made products and services. With its population of over 1.3 billion, …
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Records continue to tumble for Australia’s wine industry, with new statistics showing export values are the highest in a decade. It comes as China reinforces itself as a boom market for Australian product, with a 51 per cent yearly growth marking the first time Australia has exported more than $1 …
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Social Security in China : Exemptions for Some Foreigners Social insurance exemption for foreigners can be a valuable asset for employers and foreign employees to save on unnecessary costs. However, many companies hiring eligible employees are not aware of the benefits available to them, while those who do are often …
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Two paths to perfect China export partners Chinese consumers’ taste for premium imported products provides lucrative prospects for exporters, but up against global competition, Australian companies such as Nutrition Care and Brownes Dairy say they needed the right local partner to succeed. One of Australia’s oldest vitamins manufacturers is experiencing …
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