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The China Research Group primary research focus on Australia-China business relations involves engagement with corporate partners including KPMG (Chinese investment in Australia) and Westpac (relationship between Australia’s service sector and export trade with China).

China is Australia's largest trading partner and an important global investor at a time when global capital supply is scarce. As Chinese demand for energy, mineral resources, food security, technology and markets keeps growing, Australia has become a major investment destination for China. Australia China business relations are moving from trade engagement to sustainable business integration with Chinese corporate partners who are increasingly operating globally.

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Chinese investment in Australia’s healthcare sector soars to $5.5 billion

Demystifying Chinese Investment in Australia 2018 Report

Having not featured before 2015, Chinese investment in Australia’s healthcare sector has surged over the past 3 years, reaching a total of AUD $5.5 billion across 16 completed deals, according to a new report from KPMG and The University of Sydney Business School.

The report, Demystifying Chinese Investment in Australian Healthcare, which covers investments into Australia made by entities from the People’s Republic of China through M&A and joint ventures in calendar years 2015 to 2017, found that investment has been concentrated in the health supplement and medical treatment sectors in Australia. To date there has been no significant investment in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology or aged care.

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Research conducted by the University of Sydney and Westpac has taken a deep dive into the relationship between Australia’s service sector and export trade with China

Domestic services: the unsung heroes of our China export story

The link between Australia’s domestic services and the value they add to our export story is an important indicator of national prosperity that is often overlooked.

Research conducted by the University of Sydney and Westpac has taken a deep dive into the relationship between Australia’s service sector and export trade with China.

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In the media

  • Chinese investement in Australia up by 60% in 2015 11 Apr 2016

    ABC, Herald Sun, Adelaide Advertiser, Courier Mail, AAP Newswire, SBS

    The annual University of Sydney Business School and KPMG report, co-authored by Professor Hans Hendrischke and Dr Wei Li, has found direct Chinese investment in Australia rose by 60 per cent in 2015, reported ABC (News 24, Radio National), Herald Sun, Adelaide Advertiser, Courier Mail, AAP Newswire, SBS and regional papers.

  • Demystifying Chinese Investment in Australia 10 Apr 2016

    The Australian, Australian Financial Review, ABC Online

    The Australian, Australian Financial Review and ABC Online reported the Business School and KPMG have launched an annual report showing Chinese direct business investment in Australia is rising, co-authored by Professor Hans Hendrischke, Dr Wei Li and Adjunct Professor Doug Fergusson.

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