The Avoidable War: Reflections on U.S.-China Relations and the End of Strategic Engagement

The Asia Society has released a series of 6 talks from former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd

The transition we are experiencing moving from Globalisation and Free Markets to that of Slowbalisation and Nationalism is a worrying macro trend, however, not necessarily something that has to continue to take the course it may appear to be leaning towards.

The Honorable Kevin Rudd seeks to address the drivers and implications as the world’s two superpowers drift apart and offer practical steps to digest the evolution of China’s growth, as well as thoughts on preserving the peace that has underpinned the Asian economic growth miracle of the last half-century.

Australia China Business Council

Australia-China Young Professionals Initiative (ACYPI)

Australia-China Relations Institute, University of Technology Sydney

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Australia-China Council

Australia China Innovation Growth Fund

Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)

Australian Tourism Export Council

Tourism Australia

Destination NSW

Australia-Korea Business Council

#Tradewar #China #TPP #USA #Tourism #Education #marketing #travel #Asia #Trade #Bilateral

https://asiasociety.org/policy-institute/avoidable-war-reflections-us-china-relations-and-end-strategic-engagement

Vietnam is ready for the fight!!

Vietnam is ready for the opportunity!!

With an export economy which is double the size of its GDP, Vietnam was ranked No. 1 among seven emerging Asian countries as manufacturing destinations by Natixis, which looked at demographics, wages and electricity costs, rankings in doing business and logistics, and manufacturing as a share of total foreign direct investment.

A red-hot economy, business-friendly policies and a Communist party led by free-traders: that’s the elevator pitch Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc is delivering to global investors amid the U.S.-China trade war.

Many companies are moving their Asian manufacturing to Vietnam, including Samsung Electronics which accounts for one-fifth of the country’s exports. Vietnam’s profile is also benefiting from increased global attention with the next Trump & Kim meeting to be hosted in Ho Chi Min City.

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#tradewar #Manufacturing #China #USA #FreeTrade #TPP #davos19  #exports#asia #startups

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-20/vietnam-makes-pitch-as-an-investor-safe-haven-in-trade-war

Ladies in Red make a Bull case for Vietnam

The next US-North Korea meeting is scheduled to take place in Vietnam. Not only has it piqued our interest but the Korea-Vietnam relationship is already flourishing. Perhaps due to its female population? Perhaps due to the deep financial and resource links between the two nations.

A high female workforce-participation rate, a vestige of the war, helps the country exploit its demographic dividend. That’s good news for foreign money.

Women run some of Vietnam’s best-performing companies.

For every male early-stage entrepreneur there are 1.4 female ones.

Women also contribute to 40% of the nation’s wealth, nearly on par with China.

“Ladies in Red make a Bull Case for Vietnam”

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Australia joins TPP

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Australia stands divided, unsure of whether to continue close ties with the USA and risk the loss of its largest trading power China or to continue to tow the line of Nationalism with the US. As part of a recent forum we participated in at the hashtag#AKBC2018 we are encouraged to look beyond bi-lateral relationships and consider multi-lateral partnerships. The TPP still has significant advantages for Australia, even without the US participation. We are pleased to hear Australia has joined the TPP and will step up to support our role in the APAC Region. This will help support $5.7Bn in Travel revenue (excl Education) and $4.1Bn in Education related Travel for Australia.

#TPP #australia #export #globaltrade #marketaccess #investment

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