Australian business has been urged to stop waiting for government and engage directly with the vast range of commercial opportunities available under the once-in-a-century infrastructure build.
For many countries, China’s ‘project of the century’ – the mammoth Belt and Road Initiative – also represents the opportunity of a century.
Treasury Wine Estates, the world's biggest listed winemaker, said it was facing delays getting some products through Chinese customs, sending its shares tumbling amid fears it may be affected by a diplomatic dispute.
Treasury disclosed the issue on the day Australian Trade Minister Steve Ciobo is due to visit China to reinforce trade ties with Australia's largest trading partner after a recent souring in relations.
Stay-at-home mother Anna Wei wanted the best milk formula to feed her firstborn, so she chose the most expensive brand her money could buy: Platinum by a2 Milk Company Ltd.
"I always felt that the higher the price, the better the quality," said 28-year-old Ms Wei, who lives in Shanghai.
Buyers like Ms Wei have fanned a phenomenal success for New Zealand-based a2 Milk and its controversial milk powder that is marketed as easier to digest than conventional milk because it lacks the A1 caesin protein.