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Investment relationship between Australia and China

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Webinar COVID-19  ESG  Governance  Investment  Leadership  Policy

What do tightening Chinese investment regulation and growing trade tensions between Australia and China mean for Australian institutional investors such as super funds and the relationships they depend on to monitor their Chinese investments?

Hear from Professor Charles Qin OAM, Managing Director of Chin Communication and Professor Mark Crosby, Monash Business School as they discuss the implications for investors in this not to be missed webinar.

Published Date: 25 November 2020


Professor Mark Crosby, Monash Business School

Mark Crosby joined Monash University as the Director of the Bachelor of International Business Program at Monash Business School in October 2016. Prior to this Mark was on the faculty and held a number of administrative roles including Associate Dean (Programs) and Associate Dean (International) at Melbourne Business School. Mark graduated with a PhD from Queen’s University in Canada in 1993, and prior to joining Monash Mark had academic appointments at the University of Toronto, the University of New South Wales, and Melbourne University. In 2011 Mark moved to Singapore to take up the role of Dean at the S P Jain School of Global Management, before returning to Melbourne Business School in 2013. Mark’s academic interests are in international macroeconomics, with particular interest in policy issues in the Australian and Asian regions. His published research has covered topics such as the role of exchange rates in affecting macroeconomic fluctuations, the impact of macroeconomic factors on election outcomes, and the properties of business cycles.

In his capacity as both a researcher and a teacher Mark has built up considerable expertise in the economic and business environment in Asia. Mark has led more than 30 executive study programs to China, India, and South East Asia in the past two decades, and worked with a wide range of companies to understand the business environment in the region. Mark has acted as a consultant to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and to the Monetary Authority of Singapore on a number of projects since 1998, and he held a Research Fellowship position at the HKMA from 2000 until 2005. He also consults widely to business and government both in Australia and overseas, with clients including BHPBilliton, the World Bank, CBA, and Tenaga Nasional Berhad. His most recent consultancies have examined policies for diversifying Brunei’s economy, policy issues related to South Africa’s increasing current account deficit, and issues relating to exchange rate regimes in Asia. Mark is also a regular contributor to the Australian Financial Review and The Age newspapers, and he is a sought after public speaker on matters relating to the Australian and international macroeconomic situation.

Professor Charles Qin OAM, Managing Director, Chin Communications, Adjunct Professor, Monash Honorary Fellow, Monash University

Charles Qin has more than thirty years of experience as a Mandarin interpreter and Chinese translator. Charles has worked at Olympic and Commonwealth Games, APEC, G20, United Nations, World Expo, FTA negotiations;

He is a Board Director of Australia-China Business Council, Executive Wealth Circle (EWC), Patron and Honorary President of Australian Yunnan Society and Australia Yunnan General Chamber of Commerce; Executive President of 1818 Club; Connected Communities Melbourne Board Director; Advisory Board Member of Monash University Faculty of Arts;

First ever interpreter to provide simultaneous interpreting in Parliament House for the inaugural visit of President Hu Jintao.

He has worked for President Xi Jinping, Chinese Premiers Li Keqiang and Wen Jiabao, Australian Prime Ministers Howard, Rudd, Gillard, Abbott, Turnbull and Morrison amongst many other Presidents, Prime Ministers, CEOs and VIPs of different countries;

He is a Visiting Professor at a number of Chinese universities and an adjunct fellow of Monash University; a senior AUSIT practitioner and President of the Chinese Interpreters and Translators Association of Australia;

He is a member of the Editorial Committee, CTPC Translation Studies Library, China Publishing Group and China Translation & Publishing Corporation;

He was made Honorary Fellow of Monash University in 2018;

Winner of the Excellence in Interpreting Award (AUSIT) in 2013 and 2018; Winner of Melbourne Award in 2018;

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2016, Charles was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for his services to international relations through his work as a Translator and Interpreter.

Also a prolific translator, translated publications include the ADS (Approved Destination Status) Package, Department of Industry Tourism and Resources, Sustainable Mining - three books on mining rehabilitation (300 pages), Australia – China Free Trade Agreement Proceedings, Economic Analytical Unit (DFAT) Publication Unlocking China’s Services Sector, several of the Victorian Government’s China Strategies, chapters in the China Australia Free Trade Agreement, to name a few. Charles is co-author of the Lonely Planet Mandarin Phrase Book, 2000 and World Food Hong Kong.

Charles graduated from Yunnan University in China with an English major and received a postgraduate diploma from Deakin University. 

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