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Bubs Australia enlists Zhang ‘Nancy’ Zetian aka ‘milk tea sister’ to promote its baby formula in China. Zhang Zetian aka “milk tea sister” will help promote Bubs Australia baby formula in China.

Bubs Australia enlists Zhang ‘Nancy’ Zetian aka ‘milk tea sister’ to promote its baby formula in China

SHE’S the Chinese internet celebrity famous for looking sweet and “angelic” while holding a refreshing beverage. Zhang “Nancy” Zetian was an ordinary high-school student in the Nanjing province when a picture of her with a milk tea drink went viral. Dubbed the “milk tea sister”, a Chinese term that came to be synonymous with a pure and unassuming femininity, Zetian was among the first social media influencers to capture the public imagination in China. Now she has been recruited as the secret weapon of the newly ASX-listed baby formula company Bubs Australia, in its battle for a greater share of the $295 million dairy export industry. Ms Zetian has taken a 17 per cent stake in the venture through her investment company, and will be tasked with helping to promote the brand in China.

This picture of Zhang Zetian holding a milk tea drink shot her to internet stardom.Source:Supplied. Yunnan: A Planned Hub of Belt and Road. Alibaba in Australia: What exactly will the eCommerce giant do when it gets here? Chinese eCommerce giant Alibaba is coming to Australia.

Alibaba in Australia: What exactly will the eCommerce giant do when it gets here?

Picture: Reuters THE world’s biggest online shopping company has quietly announced plans to come to Australia. But what exactly is Alibaba, and will its presence change the way we shop? Often referred to as the Amazon of China, the $257 billion ($US197 billion) behemoth is a collection of eCommerce, cloud computing, payments and media assets. The Alibaba group of companies accounts for 60 per cent of all Chinese online sales, and this month overtook Walmart as the world’s largest retailer.

Australian shoppers will be most familiar with Aliexpress, an English language eBay rival that sells everything from fast fashion to smartphone accessories, kids’ toys and camping gear. Alibaba in Australia: What exactly will the eCommerce giant do when it gets here? Tesla Model S rival: Electric car from Chinese maker LeEco unveiled. Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Tesla Motors is battling quality issues with its new high-end Model X SUV, raising questions about the auto maker's ability to ramp up and deliver on its next generation of electric cars like the more affordable Model 3.

Tesla Model S rival: Electric car from Chinese maker LeEco unveiled

China could turn back Australian products, industry insiders fear. Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Why the Chinese are swallowing Blackmores.

China could turn back Australian products, industry insiders fear

Blackmores, Bellamy's Organic, a2 Milk shares plunge on China customs crackdown. Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Investors have sent market darlings Blackmores, Bellamy's Organic and a2 Milk on a rollercoaster ride in early trade amid a Chinese crackdown on foreign food and other consumer goods.

Blackmores, Bellamy's Organic, a2 Milk shares plunge on China customs crackdown

Blackmores shares posted their biggest one-day fall, diving almost 20 per cent to $144 in early trading, before recovering to $168.11 at 11.50am AEDT. Investors were rattled despite chief executive Christine Holgate saying that there was nothing in China's regulatory changes that gave her any concern and all of Blackmores key products had approval from Beijing. Bellamy's, Blackmores and A2 Milk have all taken a hit since the start of the year. China introduces infant formula brand restrictions. Tapping China's Skincare and Cosmetics Market through Cross-Border E-Commerce. Masks, Air Purifiers and Odour Control Dominate 2015 Breathing Expo. China's 'daigou' army plan fresh assault on our stores - and this time they're coming for our cherries.

Tapping China's Skincare and Cosmetics Market through Cross-Border E-Commerce. Aussie companies look online for global markets - My Small Business - Brand Discover. This is content for Australia Post Recent declines in the value of the Australian dollar and publicity over the China Free Trade Agreement has brought the issue of Australia’s more than $300 billion worth of exports back into sharp relief.

Aussie companies look online for global markets - My Small Business - Brand Discover

As the local economy softens after years of commodities fuelled growth, Australian companies are once again looking further afield for opportunities. Indeed many new businesses, such as online retailers are born global. Take for instance the country’s legion of eBay sellers. While not necessarily an obvious candidate to lead the export charge, merchants on the global platform punch well above their weight according to figures provided by Jooman Park, eBay Australia and New Zealand, Managing Director. “Furthermore the study found that on average, commercial eBay exporters ship to 28 destinations, while traditional exporters only ship to three,” said Mr Park.

Getting supply chains right. Cultural differences fade when Westerners and Chinese fall in love. Chinese Canada immigration scam: Xun Wang helped wealthy create fake lives. A photo released by the Canada Border Services Agency shows some of the doctored Chinese passports seized from the offices of Xun Wang, along with fake Chinese immigration stamps.

Chinese Canada immigration scam: Xun Wang helped wealthy create fake lives

Photo: CBSA WEALTHY Chinese have been paying millions to create fake lives for themselves in Canada, just so they can avoid living in the country. In a bizarre case that is being described as the biggest immigration fraud in Canadian history, the clients of Xun “Sunny” Wang were paying tens of thousands of dollars to trick authorities into thinking they were living in Canada, when they were actually living in China. Wang created a detailed Canadian life for his clients by forging documents including passport stamps, lease agreements and letters from schools and lawyers.

The Vancouver-based immigration consultant even provided his clients with jobs, backed up by fake pay slips — with the clients paying their own wages. Fake passport stamps. This is where Wang comes in. “Most never had any intention of doing so. Karicare Aptamil, Bellamy’s, A2 Platinum formula shortage: How does it get to China? Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Shoppers are buying up baby formula to send to China sparking a shortage of the powder.

Karicare Aptamil, Bellamy’s, A2 Platinum formula shortage: How does it get to China?

Courtesy Seven News Shelves are being stripped of infant formula as Chinese “personal shoppers” rush to cash in before the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement slashes their profit margins. How one Australian company used Tmall to crack the Chinese market - Stories. In a globally connected world, there are many more markets available to businesses than ever before – as long as you have the right product.

How one Australian company used Tmall to crack the Chinese market - Stories

But what’s the best, most cost-effective way to access these markets? In the case of China, one of the largest sources of new consumers in the world, one option is Tmall Global. Tmall hosts shopfronts that can sell directly to Chinese consumers. Frank Granziera’s Olive Oil Skin Care Co, with the help of Australia Post, is doing just that. Based in Sydney, Olive Oil Skin Care Co is a premium all-natural skin care brand that gets its raw material from an olive grove in beautiful rural NSW. Knowing their skin care products would be well suited to the Chinese market is one thing, but Frank and his partners would have had to spend a lot of money to establish their business there dealing with language issues, distribution and red tape.

Beef exports: Charles Wooley on increasing Chinese demand. Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% China can't get enough of Australian beef.

Beef exports: Charles Wooley on increasing Chinese demand

This new cattle boom is seeing smart investors snapping up properties that are now worth millions of dollars. Courtesy: Channel Nine Brahman bulls are in huge demand in China. IT’S been a long time since Charles Wooley saw so many farmers with huge smiles from ear to ear. The veteran reporter has grown rather more accustomed to telling stories about hard times on the land — the droughts, the tears, the uncertainty. China rates citizens for ‘social credit’: How would you score? Would your life get a good rating? IMAGINE a world where you are given a “citizen rating” based on your lifestyle, shopping habits, social behaviour and morals. China is moving quickly towards just such a system, in a Big Brother-style plan that will see everyone given a grade between 350 and 950.

If you buy nappies or recycle, you get extra points for showing you are responsible. If you play video games and spend too much on clothes, you lose points. Your friends matter, too. A low score will have serious consequences, making you ineligible for certain jobs and restricting in borrowing money, claiming benefits or finding housing. The “social credit” system is an extension of your credit rating at the bank, only it goes far beyond financial status. TPP: What the trade pact means for Australia. The agreements cover everything from the sale of steaks to niche intellectual property used by science and technology-based companies. Photo: Au Fare/Facebook The Trans-Pacific Partnership, agreed after eight years of negotiations, is designed to create major changes in the economies of the 12 signatories, including Australia.

The negotiations around the complex series of agreements faltered several times, including over protection of the intellectual property of pharmaceutical companies, which could have sent basic medicine prices skyrocketing. Trade Minister Andrew Robb has said such an issue was a deal-breaker for Australia and it is believed a compromise was found shortly before the final agreement was signed.

The changes to tariffs and partnerships could add as much as $3.7 billion, or 19 per cent, to Australian agriculture by 2015, HSBC says. It is the largest free-trade agreement in history but economists are warning its impact will be felt only over the long-term. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Unions lash Chinese dairy investors as plans to import workers exposed.

Battle for the bottle – the fight to feed China's babies. Selling skirt that tastes as good as sirloin to China's middle class. Traditionally cheaper cuts of beef from Bindaree Beef's abattoir will be sold at a premium in China. Photo: Michele Jedlicka Australian beef usually destined for cheap hamburgers will instead be sold at a premium in China after a NSW cattle company struck a deal with JD.com, an online retailer headed by Chinese billionaire Richard Liu. Sanger Australia, a division of Bindaree Beef Group, will gain exposure to almost half of China's 600 million internet users under the agreement. But chief executive James Campbell said the company would initially export a "modest amount" of product. JD.com founder and chief executive Richard Liu is taking on bigger rival Alibaba.

"The partnership with JD is to develop the brand exclusively online and broaden that range over time," Mr Campbell said. Five reasons the China 'currency crisis' is a beat-up. Honey, pills and cereals: the small Aussie companies big in China. Telstra Australian Business Awards: small businesses surge into export markets.

Potential ... Telstra Australian Business Awards finalists Lisa and Lachlan Laing, founders of Ecoriginals, with daughter Maya. Source: Supplied SUCCESSFUL small businesses are diving into export markets at a rapid rate as new technology creates the right environment for them to take the plunge. A survey of 2015 Telstra Australian Business Awards finalists has found that 41 per cent are already exporting — including one-in-four start-ups less than three years old. More than 60 per cent say that expansion domestically and internationally is their biggest growth opportunity is the year ahead, and two-thirds of those have plans to expand internationally.

Fake foods: Australian producers face Asian retreat in counterfeit battle. The fake wine brand Benfolds mimics the calligraphy of the famous Penfolds brand. Photo: Supplied Honey that's not honey and Aussie beer that's not Aussie has hit our shelves. "Tasmanian" cherries and "Barossa" wine that is not from Australia are competing with our exporters for space in stores overseas. This is the new world of counterfeiting and it's our exporters and consumers who are in the firing line.

Other potentially dangerous products being produced in China include bootleg tattoo ink, which can contain harmful bacteria and toxic heavy metals in cheap pigment. The growing market for high-end Australian agricultural produce – renowned for being safe, clean and green – has led to the wave of fake foods. Cashed up Chinese tourists putting Kiwis to shame in Australia. A new film by Tourism Australia is set to show people the diversity of Aboriginal experiences in this country. Featured Video. Will rich entrepreneurs pay $15m to get Australian citizenship? Villa Del Mare: Lola Wang Li and the secretive web of Chinese wealth.

Villa del Mare is a mansion on Australia’s most expensive street, Wolseley Road, Point Piper. Chinese billionaire Xu Jiayin was forced to sell the mansion in March this year by Treasurer Joe Hockey. When Joe Hockey shocked the real estate world by forcing Chinese billionaire Xu Jiayin to sell his $39 million Point Piper mansion Villa Del Mare in March, the Treasurer wanted to demonstrate that he was serious about stopping foreigners from evading ownership restrictions and inflating the bubbling market. The Treasurer showed he wouldn't be fooled by an intervening string of shelf companies that stretched via the British Virgin Islands to the headquarters of Xu's property development empire in southern China. And it was also a way for government political advisers to nod towards the kind of sentiment that turned ugly over the weekend, when a race hate group attempted to provoke a protest rally to "stop the Chinese invasion".

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Prices have declined from recent highs of about $2 per pound, and now trade in the range of $1.15 to $1.20 on the New York ICE Futures exchange. “You really have to look at the market and see if this is the bottoming,” Carlos Sanchez, director of asset management at CPM Group, told International Business Times, referring to recent historic lows in Arabica coffee bean prices. “It’s something to look out for, a bottom over the next six months.” Smart car brand axed in Australia due to slow sales.

Secret path for Chinese on property buying spree. A previously unannounced government program is helping individuals to transfer their yuan and convert it into dollars or other currencies overseas. For years, wealthy Chinese have been transferring billions worth of their money overseas, snapping up pricey real estate in markets including Australia, the US and Canada despite their country's currency restrictions. Now, one way they could be doing it is clearer. Last week, when China Central Television leveled money-laundering allegations against Bank of China, the state-run broadcaster's report prompted the revelation of a previously unannounced government program that enables individuals to transfer their yuan and convert it into dollars or other currencies overseas.

Offered by some banks in the southern province of Guangdong, across the border from Hong Kong, the trial program was introduced in 2011 for overseas property purchases and emigration and doesn't constitute money laundering, Bank of China said in a July 9 statement. Proposed changes to FIRB approval process under free trade agreement with China. 6 Charts That Show How We Became China's Grocery Store and Wine Cellar. Follow the UK: Import Water. New 'Rare Sugar' Making Waves In Asian Food Industry - Food Logistics Mobile.

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