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July 17, 2019

BEIJING - China's Global Times newspaper, which is seen as aligned with the military and reflects official Chinese views, has published a new attack on Australia's role in the Pacific, saying that Australia is "still fixated on a Cold War-style mindset".

It goes on to say that China does not regard Australia as its competitor, but a collaborator in the South Pacific.

The article refers to what it calls the 'Blue Economy', which Xu Jinghu, special representative of the Chinese Government on African affairs, told a conference in Nairobi in November 2018 "plays a critical role in China's development growth", according to a report in China Daily.

July 15, 2019

SINGAPORE -- The election of a new Government has allowed Thailand's political system to evolve in response to societal demands, even though the process is gradual, said S&P Global Ratings in a report published today.

July 15, 2019

SINGAPORE - Global ratings agency, Standard and Poors, says it believes economic risk in Thailand remains high on a global comparison. While the Thai economy is diversified, it has a low per capita GDP, S&P says.

July 15, 2019

KARACHI -- Pakistan International Container Terminal (PICT), a subsidiary of Philippines-based International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), in co-operation with State-owned Pakistan Railways, has launched a new dedicated rail cargo service connecting the cities of Karachi and Lahore.


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Investment Opportunities in Thailand – Perth, Sydney seminars

July 23, 2019 to July 25, 2019

Thailand's Board of Investment (BOI) is organising a second series of seminars in Australia, in Perth (July 23) and Sydney (July 25) to detail opportunities available for investors in Life Sciences, Medical Devices, Digital Technology, Education and Training, AgriTech and Smart Farming in Thailand..

These sectors are being promoted through a range of investment incentives - with a special promotion incentive available for the Education sector in Thailand's Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), where facilities for higher educational services can now be 100% foreign-owned.

Australia China Business Week - Melbourne

July 31, 2019

More than 50 speakers will present ACBW 2019 - Melbourne through a diverse range of topics ranging through Agribusiness, Tourism, Financial Services and Professional Services. Venue this year is the RACV City Club.

 Networking opportunities are also available through three associated ACBW events - the China Digital Conference, the Australia-China Business Leaders Luncheon and the ACBW Pathways to China Forum. Visit