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Jay Weatherill

A Message from Jay Weatherill

The relationship between South Australia and China is going from strength to strength, and it is getting broader by the day.

In the commercial sphere, the People’s Republic is my State’s biggest two-way trading partner, and it represents a crucial part of our economic future.

SACHINA Connect is a comprehensive and practical resource, and it helps businesses take advantage of the enormous potential that economic future holds.

In particular, it allows companies to see, consider and pursue pre-qualified trade and investment opportunities and, in the process, create growth and jobs.

The website has the enthusiastic support of local government in South Australia – a sector that plays a decisive, grassroots role in economic development.

SACHINA Connect is serving to deepen our ties in a mutually beneficial way, and I commend it to all small and medium enterprises that are seeking valuable commercial insights and a competitive edge.

Hon Jay Weatherill MP
Premier of South Australia


Martin Hamilton-Smith

Minister for Investment & Trade; Minister for Small Business

South Australia and China have a long relationship underpinned by mutually beneficial economic and cultural ties.

The expansion of SACHINA Connect is symbolic of our ever-expanding relationship.

This initiative not only strengthens our inter-governmental relations with the support of Chinese governments and chambers such as the Chinese Council for Promotion of Investment and Trade (CCPIT), but connects small and medium enterprises to increase two-way trade and investment.

South Australia is rich with opportunity, and on SACHINA Connect you will find opportunities from a number of industries across the state.

I look forward to growing our trade and investment opportunities through SACHINA Connect, and continuing to strengthen South Australia China relations.

In 2016 Shandong Province and South Australia will celebrate the 30th anniversary of our sister-state relationship, a strategic partnership focused on mutual economic and commercial outcomes.

To encourage stronger economic cooperation, Shandong and South Australia have developed SASD Connect – a unique platform aimed at opening up trade and investment opportunities for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

SASD Connect is the result of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between State

Government of South Australia and Shandong Department of Commerce in support of Shandong’s prefectures and South Australia’s Local Government.

This government to government supported pathway provides a competitive way for SMEs to engage between South Australia and Shandong.

The platform’s objective is to encourage trade and investment between the two states, leading to mutual economic growth in the future.re.