China & Hong Kong
Victorian Government Business Office
Victoria’s relationship with China
|Victoria has a strong relationship with China which includes a history of mutual business participation. Victorian Government Business Offices in Shanghai, Nanjing and Hong Kong play a vital role in the facilitation of trade and investment. |
China continues to be of vital importance to the Victorian economy, being Victoria’s largest import source and largest export goods destination in 2008/09.
Bilateral relations between Victoria and China continue to strengthen. Victoria and Jiangsu Province enjoy a sister-state relationship, and there is also a sister-city relationship between the city of Melbourne and Tianjin.
Negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement between Australia and China are currently underway.
The Victorian Government looks forward to continuing to foster a mutually beneficial relationship with China, a new Victorian Government Business Office has been set up in Beijing.
In September 2012, the Victorian Premier, Ted Baillieu led the Super Trade Mission to China, a delegation of over 600 people from more than 400 businesses.
Victoria’s major investors from China
|There are several prominent Chinese companies currently operating in Victoria across a wide range of industries, including advanced manufacturing companies Hisense, Qenos and TCL, and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) companies ZTE, VanceInfo and Huawei. |
Other noteworthy companies with a presence include CITIC, Sinopec , Wugang Australia and China Minmetals Corporation.