Is Bitcoin now legal in China?

A civil case ruling involving Bitcoin in the Shanghai People’s Court this month has prompted speculation regarding China’s stance on the legality of cryptocurrency. The wider implications, however, remain to be seen. China’s ban on crypto In September 2021, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), along with nine other authorities including the Supreme People’s Court […]

Exporter tips – how to get paid

Exporters are often uncertain about how to optimise their chances of getting paid. There are currency aspects to be aware of, and we include several tips to assist companies on their journey. Australia is a major producer and exporter of natural resources and energy, food and agricultural commodities, education and tourism. We also export many other […]

China ceases VAT exemption for remote learning

The Chinese Tax Authorities have announced that the VAT concessions advised as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic will be ending on 31 March 2021. Further to the article below we have been advised that the latest interpretation by a number of local Chinese tax authorities is that: “Chinese VAT will not apply […]

Opportunities between Australia and China in the midst of the pandemic

David Chu, Head of International Business, discusses the challenges and opportunities between Australia and China in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. David Chu, Head of International Business, recently joined Thomas Sung (host) on the SBS Radio Cantonese Program to discuss the financials measures that both the Australian and Chinese governments have released in response […]

Shanghai: Back to business

As China appears to recover from the the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, our contacts on the ground provide insight into what this looks like for business. The epicentre of what is now a global pandemic has shifted to Europe, it could potentially shift again to the US, and the global economy continues to reel […]

UN Sustainable Development Goals underlying the Green Belt & Road

China’s Green Belt & Road Initiative and the UN Sustainable Development Goals are, respectively, the largest infrastructure project and most ambitious internationally agreed human goals in recent history. Both will need to work in partnership to achieve significant impacts by 2030. In less than 40 years, China has reduced its poverty rate from 90% to […]

Open doors: explore your export potential

With more businesses than ever interested in how to successfully access the world’s largest consumer market, ShineWing Australia has designed a robust seminar ahead of the upcoming China International Import Expo. Supported by Austrade, Efic and Export Council Australia, our experts will provide practical tips and case studies for how best to navigate export opportunities to maximise your export potential […]

Business must remain focused on the positive aspects of the Australia – China relationship

While the development of the Australia–China relationship over the past two decades has delivered undoubted benefits to the Australian economy, today, more than ever, businesses are keen to understand how they can tap into this market. This was the observation of ShineWing Australia’s Managing Partner, Mr Danny Armstrong, at today’s Australia China Business Council (ACBC) […]