Product Placement on China’s Ode to Joy (TV series) Nets Increased Sales for Australian Breakfast Cereal Company

Australian Breakfast cereal maker Sanitarium is experiencing a spike in sales after a well-timed product placement on a popular Chinese TV show. It is the latest in a growing number of Aussie companies trying to ride a wave of demand in China – for clean, green food products. When an actress on the popular Chinese

Hancock Prospecting and Shanghai CRED Real Estate Stock Up Their Offer for Australia’s Kidman

Gina Rinehart’s joint venture company has increased its bid for S Kidman and Co to $386.5 million. Australian Outback Beef (AOB), the joint venture owned by Hancock Prospecting and Shanghai CRED Real Estate Stock, has lodged documents with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission regarding the takeover offer…Full Article: Shanghai Daily Oct 2016 ChinaAg Comments

New Hope Group Opens its Australian Headquarters in Sydney

Diversified Chinese conglomerate New Hope Group Co Ltd’s Australian expansion has taken another step, opening its Australian headquarters in Sydney on Thursday [6 October 2016], eyeing further agribusiness acquisitions and an expansion of its fledgling real estate developments…Full Article: Oct 2016 Key Points New Hope Group has expressed interested in Australia’s dairy industry and

Australian Honey Producer Accused of Not Selling Authentic Local Honey to China

Australia’s Capilano Honey only exports 100 percent authentic Australian honey to China and nothing less, assured its top executive. The company’s chief executive Ben McKee said the company has never sold blended honey originating from different countries other than Australia to China…Full Article: Aug 2016 Key Point Australia’s Capilano is accused of importing Chinese

Shanghai Zhongfu Buys Cattle Land in Northern Australia

A Chinese company has bought one of Australia’s largest cattle stations for $76 million. Shanghai Zhongfu, trading in Australia as Kimberley Agricultural Investment (KAI), acquired the 476,000-hectare Carlton Hill station in far north Western Australia (WA)…Full Article: China Daily Aug 2016 Key Point In March 2016, Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) approved the acquisition

China’s E-Commerce Giant, Alibaba Group, to Open its First Australian Office

Chinese online retailing giant Alibaba Group Holding announced on Tuesday [19 July 2016] that it will open its first local office in the Australian city of Melbourne later this year, after flagging its intentions to expand outside of China…Full Article: July 2016 Key Point According to Alibaba’s Director and President, establishing a foothold in