Free-Trade benefits flow smoothly or do they?

Since the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement was signed 15 months ago, benefits have begun to flow, however much potential remains to be tapped in areas such as infrastructure and technology and multi-lateral co-operation. Since the arrangement came into force, more than 85% of Australian goods imported into China have entered the country Duty free or … Continue reading Free-Trade benefits flow smoothly or do they?

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China poised to lead global action on Climate Change

The United States withdrawral from the world stage in terms of Climate policy has paved the way for China to establish itself as the leader in environmental policy. Evidenced by Premier Li Keqiang's joint statement with the European Union in Brussels on Friday reaffirming that China would fully meet its Paris Agreement goals and the … Continue reading China poised to lead global action on Climate Change

China considers paying couples to have a second child

China is considering introducing birth rewards and subsidies to encourage couples to have a second child after surveys showed economic constraints were making many reluctant to expand families. Births rose to 17.86 million the highest level since 2000 after the government issued new guidelines in late 2015 allowing all parents to have two children amid growing … Continue reading China considers paying couples to have a second child