How acting like a startup led to a NZ snack company being sold for $641 million

10:56PM | Tuesday, 6 October 2015 |  Griffin’s Food, New Zealand’s biggest snack food company, utilised lean startup methodologies to quickly and effectively launch a new product in China.

Metaverse Makeovers tells: How to nail an expansion into China

9:56PM | Wednesday, 9 September 2015 |  Australian entrepreneurs need to stop thinking their tech startup will immediately go “gangbusters” in the Asia market.

Stock market turmoil ‘an opportunity’ for startups

8:17AM | Thursday, 27 August 2015 |  Australian investors say this week’s global stock market volatility can be seen as an opportunity for local startups as attention turns away from commodities.

Blocked: China roads not paved with gold for Uber

8:37AM | Tuesday, 25 August 2015 |  Uber’s plan to dominate the Chinese market has hit a speed bump after the ride-sharing company was blocked by the country’s biggest messaging app.

China changes from world's factory to innovator and Australia needs to keep pace

3:20PM | Tuesday, 17 March 2015 |  Out of the 144 countries ranked by the WEF, the strength of China’s innovation environment now lies just seven places behind ours.

Changes to the Significant Investor Visa Program could deter Chinese investors

2:57PM | Monday, 16 February 2015 |  While the proposed reforms to the Significant Investor Visa Program have been largely welcomed by Australian startup community as a means to access more venture capital, there are concerns the changes misunderstand Chinese investors.

THE NEWS WRAP: Chinese government excludes Apple products from is procurement budget

8:21AM | Thursday, 7 August 2014 |  The Chinese government has excluded Apple iPads and MacBook laptops from the list of products that can be bought with public money, government sources told Reuters.

THE NEWS WRAP: Carr denies $200 million offer is driving closed-door Holden talks

7:23AM | Friday, 12 July 2013 |  Industry Minister Kim Carr has denied reports Holden is seeking more than $200 million in extra subsidies during secret talks with the government. Plus, NAB signs an agribusiness deal with China and Telstra is set to outsource 170 more customer service jobs to India.

The News Wrap: Business says election uncertainty hurting jobs

7:23AM | Monday, 1 July 2013 |  Business leaders say uncertainty over when the next federal election will be called is sabotaging jobs and investment. Also, Myer is in a war of words with the Human Rights Commission and China says economic growth isn’t the only measure of success.

Three top China challenges faced by Aussie start-ups

4:06PM | Monday, 8 April 2013 |  The business community has welcomed a new direct currency trading deal, to be administered by ANZ and Westpac, struck between Australia and China. However, challenges remain for Aussie start-ups doing business in the Middle Kingdom.