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Rank #1: #47 - Getting Physical - Lauren Hogan (F45 Training Shanghai)

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On this week’s episode we take a look at how one of the world’s fastest growing exercise crazes, F45 Training is breaking into China. We catch up with General Manager for F45 Training Shanghai Lauren Hogan to hear about how the Australian born high intensity training phenomenon is tapping into China's growing demand for health and wellness. We also look at how F45's franchise model works in China and how WeChat is used to recruit trainers and participants in China’s growing fitness scene.

Nov 04 2019

23mins

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Rank #2: #46 - Alibaba World - James Hudson (Alibaba)

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On this week’s episode, we sit down with James Hudson from Alibaba – China's biggest e-commerce company and one of the world’s most dynamic shopping and retail innovators. We speak with James about the various platforms on the Alibaba ecosystem and which ones are relevant to both emerging and more established Australian brands. We discuss the revolutionary new retail Hema Fresh Supermarkets, Alibaba’s E-Commerce Expo and how November 11th’s Singles Day has become such a monumental event in China’s cultural and consumer world.

Oct 17 2019

26mins

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Rank #3: #45 - Fine Dining Empire - Michelle Garnaut (M on the Bund)

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On this episode we sit down with a true legend of Australia-China business. Michelle Garnaut is one of the most respected and recognised restaurateurs in Asia and was described by Time magazine as “an industry celebrity” as well as “the pioneer of China’s fashionable-dining scene”. With over 30 years’ experience covering every facet of the service industry, from dish washing to cooking, from waiting tables to bar tending, from marketing to management, Michelle founded M at the Fringe in Hong Kong (1989-2009) M on the Bund (1999) and Capital M in Beijing (2009). Each becoming an icon in its city.

We chat to Michelle about the story behind each of her restaurants, each location’s challenges and peculiarities, as well as how each city has changed over her more than 3 decades working in China. We also discuss Michelle’s philanthropy work, such as establishing the Shanghai literary festival, her role on the board with the Australian global network Advance and leading the female empowering Mentor Walks operating all over the world.

Oct 07 2019

40mins

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Rank #4: #32 - Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme - Lucinda Atkinson (Attorney General's Department)

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In December 2018 The Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme or FITS commenced with the intention to provide public and government decision-makers with visibility of the nature, level and extent of foreign influence on Australia's government and political process.

The scheme introduces registration obligations for persons and entities who have arrangements with, and undertake certain activities on behalf of, foreign principals. Whether a person or entity is required to register depends on who the foreign principal is, the nature of the activities undertaken, the purpose for which the activities are undertaken, and in some cases, whether the person has held a senior public position in Australia.

To help sift the complexities of the legislation and understand how this could practically relate to Australian firms, Lucinda Atkinson, Assistant Secretary from the Federal Attorney General’s Department, describes what a foreign principal is, what activities require registration under the act and how to determine whether someone is acting ‘on behalf or in accordance of the wishes’ of a foreign principal. We look at case studies for ministers of parliament, investors, universities, media organisations and industry groups. We also discuss the process of registration, non-compliance and the future of the act.

Mar 22 2019

40mins

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Rank #5: #44 - Australia's New Ambassador to China - Graham Fletcher (Australian Embassy, Beijing)

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On this episode, we have the privilege of sitting down with Australia’s new ambassador to China Mr Graham Fletcher. In our chat we discuss some of the protocols and job duties of being an ambassador and also how the embassy and consulates in China serve Australians and Australian business in China. We ask Graham about the unique aspects of the role of being an ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, whether political ups and downs in the relationship affect business and what impact an individual can have on the role of ambassador.

Sep 22 2019

25mins

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Rank #6: #43 - Market Entry 3 - Long Term Commitment to the Market - Matthew McKenzie (Bright Food Asia)

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On this episode, the third and final part of our market entry mini-series, we discuss how a business can ensure long term success by committing to the market. I’m once again joined by China product expert Matthew McKenzie as discuss market presence, hiring staff, company registration, payment, changing regulations, organic certification, new retail, digital marketing, Australian successful stories and the importance of timing.

Sep 10 2019

27mins

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Rank #7: #42 - Digital Marketing - Jessica Miao (United Media Solution)

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On this week’s episode we take a look at the opportunities for firms in utilising digital marketing in China. Jessica Miao from United Media Solution (UMS) explains how Australian firms can leverage China’s various digital platforms, such as WeChat, to raise their profile in China and build online channels. We look Chinese digital and online usage habits, the functionality of WeChat, the rise of super apps and cost-effective ways businesses can engage with digital marketing.

Aug 23 2019

23mins

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Rank #8: #41 - Navigating China's Import Regulations - Raymond Ng (Accestra)

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On this episode, we're joined by Raymond Ng from Accestra as we look at navigating China’s Import Regulations. We discuss the most common reasons why goods get rejected at customs, such as labelling, ingredients and non-compliance testing. We discuss the new draft legislation on animal testing requirements, how individual ports function uniquely, how to avoid trademark squatters and the impact the US-China Trade war is having on the ground with tariffs and US market presence.

‘This Activity received funding from Austrade as part of the Free Trade Agreement Market Entry Grant Program’

‘The views expressed herein are not necessarily the views of the Commonwealth of Australia, and the Commonwealth does not accept responsibility for any information or advise contained herein’

Aug 06 2019

33mins

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Rank #9: #40 - Market Entry 2 - Trade Shows, Lower Tier Cities and Online - Matt McKenzie (Bright Food Asia)

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On this episode, the second part of our market entry mini-series, we discuss where to launch your product in China. Once again joined by China product expert Matthew McKenzie, we discuss the prominent trade shows that occur across China and how a company can best prepare themselves prior to exhibiting. We also look at the opportunities of lower trier regional cities, taking the initial steps via e-commerce channels and leveraging daigous to sell your product on their behalf.

‘This Activity received funding from Austrade as part of the Free Trade Agreement Market Entry Grant Program’

‘The views expressed herein are not necessarily the views of the Commonwealth of Australia, and the Commonwealth does not accept responsibility for any information or advise contained herein’

Jul 23 2019

25mins

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Rank #10: #39 - E-Commerce Options - Will Zhao (eCargo)

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On this episode we look at the opportunities of entering the market with via e-commerce with Will Zhao, Chief Executive, of eCargo.

Will outlines the platforms available via the multiple eCommerce platforms on eCargo along with knowing whether a company is ready to engage with the China market, the need for a constant in-market presence, understanding the changing needs of consumers in market, the level of investment required and a product appeal beyond simply clean and green.

‘This Activity received funding from Austrade as part of the Free Trade Agreement Market Entry Grant Program’

‘The views expressed herein are not necessarily the views of the Commonwealth of Australia, and the Commonwealth does not accept responsibility for any information or advise contained herein’

Jul 12 2019

17mins

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Rank #11: #38 - Getting Customs Compliance Right - Mette Knudsen (Knudsen CRC)

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On this episode we look at the complex world of getting compliance right when importing goods into China with Mette Knudsen, CEO & Partner at Knudsen CRC.

We look at the latest changes in import regulations from changes in inspections, ports and documentation, as well as product regulation updates, such as ingredient checks, animal testing and organic certification.

Mette also explains how compliance has become more process based where its increasingly what you know, rather than who you know at customs in China. We also discuss how political issues in the Aus-China bilateral relationship affect product imports at the border.

‘This Activity received funding from Austrade as part of the Free Trade Agreement Market Entry Grant Program’

‘The views expressed herein are not necessarily the views of the Commonwealth of Australia, and the Commonwealth does not accept responsibility for any information or advise contained herein’

Jun 24 2019

32mins

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Rank #12: #37 - Market Entry 1 - Before You Enter The Market - Matthew McKenzie (Bright Food Asia)

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To start our new series on market entry we have the first of three episodes on market access essentials with China branding expert Matthew McKenzie, where we cover what businesses need to know about the China market before entering, from whether your product is desired in China, how to appropriately price your product, how to protect your brand, where to seek assistance in China and what you need to know about seeking out suitable Chinese partners.

Thanks to funding from Austrade, over the next year we’ll be speaking with experts on the fundamentals of market access to China as well the latest developments in intellectual property, branding, customs compliance, digital marketing, new retail, Chinese consumer needs, government grants and more.

Jun 12 2019

23mins

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Rank #13: #36 - China's Art Scene - Brian Wallace (Red Gate Gallery)

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On this episode we look at the Chinese art scene with Brian Wallace of Beijing’s Red Gate Gallery who's had a front row seat to the evolution of Chinese art since the mid 80s. We discuss the history of the gallery itself, from its birth in a Ming dynasty guard tower to its current location at the epicentre of Chinese art in Beijing’s 798 Art District. We also look at the life of a modern day Chinese artist, avoiding censors and the growing culture of art collection among China’s affluent middle class.

May 21 2019

29mins

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Rank #14: #33 - Australian Studies in China (FASIC) - Pookong Kee (PKU) & Dan Hu (BFSU)

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On this episode we look at FASIC – The Foundation for Australian Studies in China. FASIC is an independent non-profit foundation established in Australia to support Australian Studies Centres located at universities across China.

We catch up with the current BHP Chair of Australian Studies located at Peking University in Beijing, Pookong Kee and Assistant Professor Dan Hu from Beijing Foreign Studies University. We look at what sort of Chinese student chooses Australian studies, what they learn in the course and Chinese awareness of Australia more broadly.

Apr 11 2019

26mins

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Rank #15: #31 - Tailoring the Chinese Tourist Experience - Nick Henderson (Asialink Business)

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In 2018 Chinese tourists to Australia overtook New Zealand as Australia's largest outbound tourist market. On this episode we look at the massive influx of Chinese tourists who are making Australia their preferred holiday destination and evaluate how Australian firms are tailoring their tourism offering to meet the demands of its largest and growing market.
Asialink Business Director Nick Henderson explains how and why a Chinese holiday maker decides to travel overseas and the process of planning for their holiday. We also discuss the particular needs of Chinese tourists, their spending power and the digital platforms, such as C Trip, Union Pay and WeChat, helping Australian firms connect with Chinese tourists.

Mar 07 2019

37mins

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Rank #16: #30 - Australia's Lack of Chinese Language Proficiency - Jane Orton (University of Melbourne)

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On this episode we take a look at the current level of Australia’s Chinese language proficiency – or lack of it and look at what needs to be done to encourage a greater take up of Mandarin across schools, business and society in general. Dr. Jane Orton from the University of Melbourne discusses why the current number of Australian speakers from a non-Chinese background is so low and what needs to be done to encourage greater take up. We look at whether other countries around the world are doing in better in learning Chinese, how a working level proficiency of Chinese can positively impact a business and what language learners can do to learn Chinese more efficiently and take their language skills to the next level.

Feb 20 2019

34mins

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Rank #17: #29 - Emerging Leaders - Natalie Cope (Australia China Youth Dialogue)

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On this episode we take a look at the Australia China Youth Dialogue (ACYD) - the preeminent youth focused organisation that promotes frequent and meaningful dialogue between emerging leaders from both Australia and China. Since 2010 the ACYD has sought to enhance Australia-China relations by forging networks between key and emerging individuals from both sides of the bilateral relationship to forge deeper connections for the future.

Feb 12 2019

27mins

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Rank #18: #28 - The State of the Bilateral Relationship in 2019 - Linda Jakobson (China Matters)

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On this episode we speak with Linda Jakobson, Founding Director and CEO of China Matters, to help make sense of the evolving Australia-China landscape. We look at the prospects for the bilateral relationship in 2019, what Australia’s new China narrative should look like, the trade war, Belt and Road, Australia’s current level of China literacy and which country Linda believes is best-practice in managing its China relationship.

Jan 23 2019

36mins

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Rank #19: #27 - An In-Market Presence in China - Danny Armstrong (ShineWing Australia)

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On this episode we speak with Danny Armstrong, Managing Partner from ShineWing Australia, on the need and benefits of an in-market presence in China. We look at what a business needs to consider in having boots on the ground in China, how an e-commerce channel can test the waters of your product, the proposition of leapfrogging the competition in 3rd and 4th tier cities and the process of transferring funds out of China.

Jan 15 2019

34mins

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Rank #20: #24 - AFL and Sports Diplomacy in China - Andrew Hunter (Port Adelaide FC)

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As the first foreign sports league to play games in China for points, the Port Adelaide Football Club has been the pioneer and driving force of seeing the AFL played annually in China for the last 2 years. On this episode, we speak with Port’s Andrew Hunter on the rationale behind Port’s China strategy, the underrated role sports diplomacy can play in Australia-China relations and what goes into making an AFL game a reality on the ground in China.

Nov 14 2018

35mins

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#52 - Coronavirus Fallout - Paul Cheyne (Austrade)

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After just completing his period of self quarantine as required from his return from Beijing, we caught up with Paul Cheyne, the Trade and Investment Commissioner for Austrade at the Australian Embassy to discuss how the coronavirus was being felt on the ground in China, the measures undertaken by both the Chinese and Australian governments to mitigate its economic impact and how the situation bodes for both countries throughout 2020.

Feb 27 2020

19mins

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#51 - The Ever-Evolving Chinese Consumer - Mark Tanner (China Skinny)

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To kick off the new year on the podcast, we catch up with Mark Tanner from the Shanghai based marketing and research agency China Skinny to unpack some of the prevailing themes in consumption in China and Chinese culture in general. We look at the work China Skinny does at breaking down Chinese target audiences by generation, region and purchasing habits. We discuss the Chinese governments ability to influence the Chinese consumer as well as the increasing competitiveness of local Chinese brands. We also look at some of the notable cultural faux pas of foreign brands in China and what trends to look out for in the coming years.

Jan 23 2020

42mins

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#50 - Australia-China Business Prospects in 2020 - David Olsson (ACBC National President)

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In our 50th episode, we sit down with newly elected ACBC National President, David Olsson. In our chat, we discuss the current state of bilateral relations, the inherent underpinnings of the Australia-China economic relationship, China literacy, Australia's prospects under the Belt and Road Initiative, the digitalisation of the Renminbi and the role David sees ACBC playing as Australia-China engagement continues to evolve.

Dec 22 2019

34mins

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#49 - Fame and Cooking on Chinese TV - Heidi Dugan (You Are The Chef)

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An Australian living in China for over 22 years, Heidi Dugan hosts the long running popular TV program, You Are The Chef, on the Oriental Shopping Channel with over 6 million viewers daily. While not so well known to Australians Heidi is a household name in China, where she is often recognised in the street by the millions of Chinese people who have grown up watching her cooking show.
In our chat we discuss Heidi’s China journey from studying in Wuhan to thriving off the Shanghai pace of life in her new home. We look at how she became the only western TV presenter in China with a license to broadcast live on Chinese TV, as well as the role she plans as an ambassador to foreign brands and how Australian products can do more to have an edge in the China market. Heidi also offers her tips for learning Chinese and where to eat off the beaten path in Shanghai

Dec 09 2019

43mins

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#48 - Australia House in Shanghai - Jack Brady (AustCham Shanghai)

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On this week’s episode, we sit down with Jack Brady from AustCham Shanghai to get the low down on how Australian businesses are tracking on the ground in China’s commercial heartland. We speak with Jack about the recent launch of AustCham Shanghai’s grand new residence at the recently opened Australia House that will house Australian firms and be a vital Australian business hub in Shanghai. We also discuss tracking Australian business sentiment in China, how AustCham is engaging with Chinese alumni returning from their studies in Australia and how Australian firms can improve their China literacy.

Nov 27 2019

26mins

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#47 - Getting Physical - Lauren Hogan (F45 Training Shanghai)

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On this week’s episode we take a look at how one of the world’s fastest growing exercise crazes, F45 Training is breaking into China. We catch up with General Manager for F45 Training Shanghai Lauren Hogan to hear about how the Australian born high intensity training phenomenon is tapping into China's growing demand for health and wellness. We also look at how F45's franchise model works in China and how WeChat is used to recruit trainers and participants in China’s growing fitness scene.

Nov 04 2019

23mins

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#46 - Alibaba World - James Hudson (Alibaba)

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On this week’s episode, we sit down with James Hudson from Alibaba – China's biggest e-commerce company and one of the world’s most dynamic shopping and retail innovators. We speak with James about the various platforms on the Alibaba ecosystem and which ones are relevant to both emerging and more established Australian brands. We discuss the revolutionary new retail Hema Fresh Supermarkets, Alibaba’s E-Commerce Expo and how November 11th’s Singles Day has become such a monumental event in China’s cultural and consumer world.

Oct 17 2019

26mins

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#45 - Fine Dining Empire - Michelle Garnaut (M on the Bund)

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On this episode we sit down with a true legend of Australia-China business. Michelle Garnaut is one of the most respected and recognised restaurateurs in Asia and was described by Time magazine as “an industry celebrity” as well as “the pioneer of China’s fashionable-dining scene”. With over 30 years’ experience covering every facet of the service industry, from dish washing to cooking, from waiting tables to bar tending, from marketing to management, Michelle founded M at the Fringe in Hong Kong (1989-2009) M on the Bund (1999) and Capital M in Beijing (2009). Each becoming an icon in its city.

We chat to Michelle about the story behind each of her restaurants, each location’s challenges and peculiarities, as well as how each city has changed over her more than 3 decades working in China. We also discuss Michelle’s philanthropy work, such as establishing the Shanghai literary festival, her role on the board with the Australian global network Advance and leading the female empowering Mentor Walks operating all over the world.

Oct 07 2019

40mins

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#44 - Australia's New Ambassador to China - Graham Fletcher (Australian Embassy, Beijing)

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On this episode, we have the privilege of sitting down with Australia’s new ambassador to China Mr Graham Fletcher. In our chat we discuss some of the protocols and job duties of being an ambassador and also how the embassy and consulates in China serve Australians and Australian business in China. We ask Graham about the unique aspects of the role of being an ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, whether political ups and downs in the relationship affect business and what impact an individual can have on the role of ambassador.

Sep 22 2019

25mins

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#43 - Market Entry 3 - Long Term Commitment to the Market - Matthew McKenzie (Bright Food Asia)

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On this episode, the third and final part of our market entry mini-series, we discuss how a business can ensure long term success by committing to the market. I’m once again joined by China product expert Matthew McKenzie as discuss market presence, hiring staff, company registration, payment, changing regulations, organic certification, new retail, digital marketing, Australian successful stories and the importance of timing.

Sep 10 2019

27mins

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#42 - Digital Marketing - Jessica Miao (United Media Solution)

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On this week’s episode we take a look at the opportunities for firms in utilising digital marketing in China. Jessica Miao from United Media Solution (UMS) explains how Australian firms can leverage China’s various digital platforms, such as WeChat, to raise their profile in China and build online channels. We look Chinese digital and online usage habits, the functionality of WeChat, the rise of super apps and cost-effective ways businesses can engage with digital marketing.

Aug 23 2019

23mins

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#41 - Navigating China's Import Regulations - Raymond Ng (Accestra)

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On this episode, we're joined by Raymond Ng from Accestra as we look at navigating China’s Import Regulations. We discuss the most common reasons why goods get rejected at customs, such as labelling, ingredients and non-compliance testing. We discuss the new draft legislation on animal testing requirements, how individual ports function uniquely, how to avoid trademark squatters and the impact the US-China Trade war is having on the ground with tariffs and US market presence.

‘This Activity received funding from Austrade as part of the Free Trade Agreement Market Entry Grant Program’

‘The views expressed herein are not necessarily the views of the Commonwealth of Australia, and the Commonwealth does not accept responsibility for any information or advise contained herein’

Aug 06 2019

33mins

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#40 - Market Entry 2 - Trade Shows, Lower Tier Cities and Online - Matt McKenzie (Bright Food Asia)

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On this episode, the second part of our market entry mini-series, we discuss where to launch your product in China. Once again joined by China product expert Matthew McKenzie, we discuss the prominent trade shows that occur across China and how a company can best prepare themselves prior to exhibiting. We also look at the opportunities of lower trier regional cities, taking the initial steps via e-commerce channels and leveraging daigous to sell your product on their behalf.

‘This Activity received funding from Austrade as part of the Free Trade Agreement Market Entry Grant Program’

‘The views expressed herein are not necessarily the views of the Commonwealth of Australia, and the Commonwealth does not accept responsibility for any information or advise contained herein’

Jul 23 2019

25mins

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#39 - E-Commerce Options - Will Zhao (eCargo)

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On this episode we look at the opportunities of entering the market with via e-commerce with Will Zhao, Chief Executive, of eCargo.

Will outlines the platforms available via the multiple eCommerce platforms on eCargo along with knowing whether a company is ready to engage with the China market, the need for a constant in-market presence, understanding the changing needs of consumers in market, the level of investment required and a product appeal beyond simply clean and green.

‘This Activity received funding from Austrade as part of the Free Trade Agreement Market Entry Grant Program’

‘The views expressed herein are not necessarily the views of the Commonwealth of Australia, and the Commonwealth does not accept responsibility for any information or advise contained herein’

Jul 12 2019

17mins

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#38 - Getting Customs Compliance Right - Mette Knudsen (Knudsen CRC)

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On this episode we look at the complex world of getting compliance right when importing goods into China with Mette Knudsen, CEO & Partner at Knudsen CRC.

We look at the latest changes in import regulations from changes in inspections, ports and documentation, as well as product regulation updates, such as ingredient checks, animal testing and organic certification.

Mette also explains how compliance has become more process based where its increasingly what you know, rather than who you know at customs in China. We also discuss how political issues in the Aus-China bilateral relationship affect product imports at the border.

‘This Activity received funding from Austrade as part of the Free Trade Agreement Market Entry Grant Program’

‘The views expressed herein are not necessarily the views of the Commonwealth of Australia, and the Commonwealth does not accept responsibility for any information or advise contained herein’

Jun 24 2019

32mins

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#37 - Market Entry 1 - Before You Enter The Market - Matthew McKenzie (Bright Food Asia)

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To start our new series on market entry we have the first of three episodes on market access essentials with China branding expert Matthew McKenzie, where we cover what businesses need to know about the China market before entering, from whether your product is desired in China, how to appropriately price your product, how to protect your brand, where to seek assistance in China and what you need to know about seeking out suitable Chinese partners.

Thanks to funding from Austrade, over the next year we’ll be speaking with experts on the fundamentals of market access to China as well the latest developments in intellectual property, branding, customs compliance, digital marketing, new retail, Chinese consumer needs, government grants and more.

Jun 12 2019

23mins

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#36 - China's Art Scene - Brian Wallace (Red Gate Gallery)

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On this episode we look at the Chinese art scene with Brian Wallace of Beijing’s Red Gate Gallery who's had a front row seat to the evolution of Chinese art since the mid 80s. We discuss the history of the gallery itself, from its birth in a Ming dynasty guard tower to its current location at the epicentre of Chinese art in Beijing’s 798 Art District. We also look at the life of a modern day Chinese artist, avoiding censors and the growing culture of art collection among China’s affluent middle class.

May 21 2019

29mins

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#35 - Australian Uni Alumni Returning to China - Cheng Lei (CGTN) & Peng Tao (Airbnb China)

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On this episode we look at Chinese Hai Gui or overseas returnees, often translated as Sea Turtles, to look at the experience of Chinese alumni who have studied in Australia and since returned to China. We track down alumni, who are now working back in China to see how their life and education as students in Australia has prepared them for life working in China.

In a double episode of the China Path Podcast, we catch up with Cheng Lei, who anchors the program Global Business on the Chinese English Language State Broadcaster, CGTN, and Peng Tao, the President of Air Bnb China.

Cheng Lei discusses how she made a career change from Ausralia’s corporate sector to anchoring her own program on China’s state broadcaster. We look at the soft skills that can be learnt studying in Australia, the prominence of Australia in Chinese media and how Australian executive experience of China stacks up against western competition.

Peng Tao describes his journey as a former Melbourne University graduate, who went on to become the President of one of the world’s largest start ups in China. We discuss the appeal of Australia for Chinese students, tips on integrating into Australian culture, getting involved in start ups and how Air BnB has become the prime accommodation choice for Chinese millennials.

May 08 2019

37mins

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#34 - Reporting on Business from China - Michael Smith (Australian Financial Review)

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We catch up with China Correspondent for the Australian Financial Review, Michael Smith, in Shanghai to look at life as a business correspondent in China, what it’s like sifting through the trends and themes in Chinese media and the challenge of accessing sources for stories.

We also discuss the Australian business presence in China, including the difference between businesses who fly in / fly out and those permanently on the ground in China.

We evaluate the experience of Australian executives in the China market, the importance of MOUs, Joint ventures, the current status of coal exports and how the US-China Trade war could affect Australian economic engagement with the PRC.

Apr 24 2019

25mins

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#33 - Australian Studies in China (FASIC) - Pookong Kee (PKU) & Dan Hu (BFSU)

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On this episode we look at FASIC – The Foundation for Australian Studies in China. FASIC is an independent non-profit foundation established in Australia to support Australian Studies Centres located at universities across China.

We catch up with the current BHP Chair of Australian Studies located at Peking University in Beijing, Pookong Kee and Assistant Professor Dan Hu from Beijing Foreign Studies University. We look at what sort of Chinese student chooses Australian studies, what they learn in the course and Chinese awareness of Australia more broadly.

Apr 11 2019

26mins

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