Impressions of China
Q1: When talking about China, what are the first three things that strike you?
Q2: What's your strongest impression of China?
Q3: Do you know any famous Chinese brands?
Q4: What do you feel about the bilateral relationship between China and Australia/New Zealand/Fiji?
Benjamin Nichols, small business owner, Brisbane
A1: China’s video gaming culture, importing and that I’d very much like to visit one day.
A2: That it is larger and more complicated than I could ever hope to fully comprehend.
A3: I know Tsingtao beer and Snow beer! I’m a beer nerd, but haven’t had a chance to try many from China.
A4: The trading relationship our countries have is exciting and something I’d like to be a part of one day. Australians shouldn't underestimate the importance it has to our economy. I do have concerns over live cattle exports from Australia, which has been a controversial topic in recent years.
Jack Maher, student, Melbourne (previously lived and studied in China for one year)
A1: Career, love of, contradictions.
A2. Again, a place of contradictions.
A3: Yes, Huawei, Baidu, Tencent, Lenevo, Alibaba.
A4. It needs to happen at a level beyond government to be meaningful.
Arie, tennis coach
A1: Academics, strong values, competitive.
A2: Big population, hard life.
A3: Mao Tai, Tsingtao.
A4: I see the cultures as being different in many ways but some things are the same. I notice the ideas of health management and diet are based on old concepts or culture rather than the scientific approach we tend to take.