Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group, combining Rio Tinto plc, a London listed public company headquartered in the UK, and Rio Tinto Limited, which is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, with executive offices in Melbourne. The two companies are joined in a dual listed companies (DLC) structure as a single economic entity, called the Rio Tinto Group.
To deliver superior returns to shareholders over time, Rio Tinto takes a long term and responsible approach to the Group’s business. This means concentrating on the development of first class orebodies into large, long life and efficient operations, capable of sustaining competitive advantage through business cycles. We are a world leader in finding, mining and processing the Earth’s mineral resources. Our products help fulfil vital consumer needs and improve living standards. We operate, and eventually close, our operations safely, responsibly and sustainably.
Rio Tinto’s interests are diverse both in geography and product. We work in some of the world’s most difficult terrains and climates. Most of our assets are in Australia and North America, but we also operate in Europe, South America, Asia and Africa. Our businesses include open pit and underground mines, mills, refineries and smelters as well as a number of research and service facilities.
Rio Tinto operate as a global organisation, sharing best practices across the Group. Our values – accountability, respect, teamwork and integrity – are expressed through our business principles, policies and standards. We set these out in our worldwide code of business conduct, The way we work. Our values underpin the way we manage the economic, social and environmental effects of our operations, and how we govern our business.
Wherever Rio Tinto operates, health and safety is the first priority. All our Group businesses put sustainable development at the heart of their operations, working as closely as possible with host countries and communities, respecting their laws and customs. For Rio Tinto it is important that the environmental effects of its activities are kept to a minimum and that local communities benefit as much as possible from operations.
For more information, see www.riotinto.com/
Australian National University
ANU was established by the Chifley government in 1946 to build the nation’s intellectual infrastructure. ANU is still driven by its founding mission to advance the cause of learning and research in Australia and take its place amongst the great universities of the world. Explore this gateway to find out more about ANU’s history, governance and structure, the ANU campus and the ANU community.
The ANU is consistently Australia’s top ranked university in national and global rankings. In 2010, the Times Higher Education supplement ranked the ANU as the 20th best university in the world, and top in Australia.
For more information, see: www.anu.edu.au
Australian Centre on China in the World (ANU College of Asia and the Pacific)
The Australian Centre on China in the World is a research institution established to enhance the existing capabilities of The Australian National University (ANU). It aims to be an integrated, world-leading institution for Chinese Studies and the understanding of China, or what has been called ‘Greater China’ or the ‘Chinese Commonwealth’ (the People’s Republic of China, the Hong Kong and Macau Special Administrative Regions, as well as Taiwan and the Chinese diaspora), on a global scale.
CIW takes a broad, holistic view and engages multidisciplinary expertise in areas including Chinese history, thought, culture, media, politics, society, gender, environment, economics, foreign and strategic policy, and regional affairs. The Centre aims at realising a national capability by enhancing the University’s ability to guide national research and educational efforts, and to stimulate interest in the study of China by working with other key research/teaching institutions and scholars in Australia and internationally. We will use these connections to help train and support upcoming generations of China scholars, specialists and China-literate young people.
The Centre is primarily a research body led by humanities work in collaboration with the social sciences. The brief and vision of the Centre are for it to pursue research, education and outreach activities in innovative ways not achieved by similar institutions. The Centre will also serve the long-term national interest through the pursuit of independent scholarship and thought, and will go beyond a reactive and short-term approach to issues related to the Chinese world and the global presence of China.
The activities of the Centre constitute an addition to the range of China-related research and teaching work being undertaken by the ANU China Institute (the umbrella and coordinating body for ANU-specific China work university wide), and the various schools of the ANU College of Asia & the Pacific. The Centre is not a replacement of, or substitute for, the already substantial commitment ANU places on Chinese Studies. It will draw on ANU expertise in the context of the Centre’s brief.
The key aims for the Centre are:
- to enhance innovative research and education on China;
- to enhance Australian understandings of China in the global context;
- to increase substantially the profile of China-related work in Australia and internationally.
For more information, see: www.ciw.anu.edu.au
Capital M offers diners an unforgettable combination of delicious, simply good food that is a collection of classics and nostalgic favourites; an iconic view of Beijing; a stunning ambience and warm service. Located on what has been Beijing’s most celebrated shopping street for over 600 years – Qianmen Street – Capital M is perfectly positioned for a breathtaking view of the city’s heart. Whether from our terrace or our gorgeous interior, diners enjoy a view that unfolds from the Forbidden City to Qianmen Gate, including Tian’anmen Square.
For more information, see: www.m-restaurantgroup.com/capitalm/home.html
Qantas is Australia’s national carrier and one of the world’s oldest and most respected premium airlines. Renowned for its excellence in safety, customer service, operational efficiency and technical innovation, the flying kangaroo is a symbol of contemporary Australia.
The Qantas network spans 46 countries across Australia, Asia and the Pacific, the Americas, Europe and Africa and is Australia’s largest domestic carrier. Qantas recently introduced a new route from Sydney to Chile’s capital, Santiago delivering unprecedented access to South America for Australians.
Qantas is committed to introducing new products and technology that enhance the customer experience. The airline recently introduced a faster, smarter check-in solution across its domestic network, using world-first technology to link permanent bag tags to customers’ flight details. Customers enjoy seasonal menus by Neil Perry with matching wines – both inflight and throughout the extensive Qantas lounge network. In late 2011 the first Qantas B747 to be reconfigured with A380 standard on-board product will enter service. Ultimately, nine B747s will be reconfigured, delivering a consistently world-class customer experience across all Qantas long-haul services.
The outstanding Qantas reputation has been confirmed by peer, customer and industry awards. At the recent 2011 Cellars in the Sky Awards, Qantas won a total of six awards including Best First Class Cellar and Best Business Class Cellar. The Qantas A380 has won several awards including the prestigious Good Design Award by the Chicago Athenaeum for the A380 First suite and the Australian International Design Award of the Year for the A380 Economy seat.
For more information, see: www.qantas.com.au
The Australia China Business Council (ACBC)
The Australia China Business Council (ACBC) is a membership-based, non-profit, non-governmental organisation comprising of a National Office, six Branches, and more than 1500 representatives from over 700 Australian companies who do business with China.
Founded in 1973, ACBC actively promotes two-way trade and investment, and economic cooperation and understanding, between the business communities of Australia and China.
ACBC plays an influential role as an advisor to the Australian Government on commercial relations with China. We are a strong supporter of a comprehensive Free Trade Agreement between Australia and China to foster more competitive business in both nations.
With a National Office plus six Branch Offices in New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Victoria, ACBC provides regular business-focused activities for our members. We also sponsor a series of national events each year which include a day of networking in Canberra to meet with Australian Government Ministers and senior officials, and the annual China Oration given by an outstanding Australian or international China expert.
The Australia China Business Council has close links with expatriate groups in China, as well as with Chinese groups and officials, and leads trade missions to China from time to time.
The main objectives of ACBC are to:
- Provide information programs and opportunities for the Australian business community to network on China business activities with their peers;
- Host events with senior contacts within the Australian and Chinese Governments;
- Represent members’ views to Australian and Chinese policy makers and act as a conduit between governments and the Australian business community;
- Support the promotion of Australia’s commercial interests in China;
- Develop and maintain a high level of support for the Council’s activities from the Australian and Chinese governments and collaborate in relevant government-initiated programs; and
- Promote business education programs on how to do business in China.
The National Chairman is the spokesperson for the Australia China Business Council. For more information or any media enquiries, please contact the National Secretariat.
For more information, see: www.acbc.com.au
New Oriental / 新东方
As the largest provider of private educational services in China, New Oriental offers education for a lifetime, teaching skills that give students a crucial competitive advantage in the workplace and help improve their quality of life. Our wide range of educational programs, services and products includes English and other foreign language training, overseas and domestic test preparation courses, all-subjects after school tutoring, primary and secondary school education, educational content and software as well as online education.
New Oriental has become the most recognized brand in Chinese private education. Based on founder Michael Yu’s groundbreaking vision, our innovative and inspirational instruction combines humorous, interactive teaching techniques with traditional Chinese educational values.
Since our founding in 1993, New Oriental has had over 13 million student enrollments, including approximately 2.4 million enrollments in fiscal year 2012. Today, we have a network of 55 schools, 664* learning centers, 32 New Oriental bookstores and over 5,000 third-party bookstores and over 17,600 teachers in 49 cities, as well as an online network with over 7.8 million registered users.
Australia and New Zealand Bank (China) Company Limited
Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, ANZ is one of Australia’s top 5 companies and one of the world’s top 25 banks. With a long history in China since 1986, ANZ has established its presence in the high growth cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing. In March 2011, ANZ built up a Chinese language operations hub in Chengdu to provide Chinese-language call centre and back office capabilities to support its growth in China.
ANZ became the first Australian bank to be locally incorporated in Mainland China in 1 October 2010 and is the first Australian bank with full license to provide RMB products and service to local residents, providing the foundation to further expand their presence, products and capabilities for clients in China.