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30 September 2014   

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life
as by the obstacles which he has overcome.”
-- Booker T. Washington

The economic outlook looks challenged with serious global issues impacting business stability and confidence during the last quarter of 2014.  So how do we endure or overcome potential obstacles ahead. Here are some suggestions;

1. Boldy fail - learn from your failures.
2. Set goals.
3. Don't rely on luck.
4. Track your progress.
5. Keep going, don't wait to act.
6. Look at the big picture.
7. Harness your abilities with confidence.
8. Be alert, aware and listen.
9. Persevere
10. Be humble and remain focused.


HCC Asia Panel Event Success

Panel Photo from L to R: Dominic Ong, Professord David Goodman, Sharon Chen, Benjamin Law, Ky Chow,
Professor Philip Cox, Jessie Xiao and Helene Chung Martin
Jeff Tan Photography

Despite the many 'China'' events held during this month, HCC's first Asia Panel drew quite  large number of members, guests and media.

Thank you to our exceptional panel and moderators, who were all engaging, dynamic and highly knowledgeable, igniting our many members and guests to enthusiastically continue their discussions for many hours after the Panel session concluded.  From the wide-ranging panel discussions had, an outstanding point was about ‘new’ China‘s increasing demand for premium education, tourism, food products and investment/property and the need for Australia's public and private industry to better understand and support  the 'new; China'  market opportunity with key business networks like HCC.

A transcript and video content will be available soon.

In welcoming guests to the Asian Panel, President Simon Chan acknowledged HCC's co-founding Chamber member, George Wing Kee and his substantial contribution given to the Chamber. We thank George for his vision and ongoing commitment to HCC and extend  him our best wishes for his special celebration this month. 

Thank you to all our Chamber Executives, members and Chamber friends for joining us at our first ever panel event at the very hospitable Novotel Central Sydney. 

Look out for future events like this in the future.  More photos HERE or on our  Facebook page HERE


"The Forgotten Voyage: Where the Australia-China Story Began" Exhibition Launch

Photo source: Xinhua News Agency

HCC was recently invited to attend the launch of Xinhua News Agency's photographic depiction of  the history of Australia and China relations featuring the historic first ever Australian political visit by the then Labor Prime Minister Gough Whitlam in 1971. Hosted by the Australian Fujian Entrepreneurs Assoc., the event featured Gough Whitlam AC, QC's son Nick Whitlam who was presented with this historic photo.  Our thanks to Sharon Chen, Willoughby Council and AFEAI.


Photos from L to R: Nick Whitlam and Photo 2: Aaron Seeto, Sharon Chen, Dr Mabel Lee, Simon Chan and Karen Soo

Dragons Footsteps

Sydney Chinatown's well known local identity King Fong has recently released the book "Dragon Footprints; King Fong's Historic Recollections" published by Asian Media Centre following the television series "Dragon Footprints" featuring six outstanding Chinese Australians .  King Fong's book beautifully reflects upon King Fong's recollection of Chinese and Australian stories and photos of courage, hardships, successes and failures between 1939 and 2013 .  

The series "Dragon Footprints" also features the first Chinese-born parliamentarian, Helen Sham Ho; Homart Pharmaceuticals Managing Director, Lynn Yeh; ABC Tissue Managing Director, Henry Ngai; Yat-Sen Group Chairman, Jason Li; and the 2012 Young Australian of the Year, Marita Cheng.

HCC's New Chinatown Phone App Launched

Based on the high demand personal walking tours by HCC co-founding member George Wing Kee, HCC's latest and up to date Chinatown Walking Tour phone application for both Apple and Android phone is now available. 

Experience your very own cultural and historical 'digital' walking tour of Chinatown and search the many local delights and features of the area detailed  throughout the Chinatown Phone App directory.   For Android click HERE  or Apple click HERE

    ANDROID                                                APPLE

      HCC Chinatown Phona App for Android                  HCC Chinatown Phona App for Android
Thanks to Emperor's Garden, Chinese Ginseng and Herbs and St George for supporting HCC by promoting our Chinatown Phone App.

If you would like to join our growing membership please    
Make the most of 2014/15 and JOIN /RENEW YOUR CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP

Haymarket in the MEDIA
 Australian University Games Sydney Guide 

WITH the Australian University Games began over the weekend with students from all over Australia converging on Sydney with the event's last visit in 2001.  Students from 42 Australian Universities will compete in over 30 sports around the city and Destination NSW compiled an essential students’ guide recommending students head to our classic Chinatown to enjoy prawn dumplings, silken wontons and pork buns.  Read more HERE

Sydney's Asian Culinary Destination

The Eight Restaurant's dumplings including mushroom, scallop, garlic chive and their specialty, a Phoenix dumpling with scallop and fish roe wrapped in a cabbage leaf
The diversity of Asian culture in Sydney means Sydney have some of the best street food in the world, although you're more likely to find it in a food court or restaurant than sizzling on kerbside hot plate. Thai, Malaysian, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, Taiwanese and everything else you can think of. Read more  HERE 

Sydney's China Cultural Centre

The Sydney China Cultural Centre launches later this year and is currently exhibiting China art and culture from Guangdong and China provinces.  Find our more HERE

First Asian Art at Parliament House
Photo sourced: Asia Pacific Insights

Liang Xiao Ping's, calligraphy exhibition ‘Soaring to the Sky’ opened at the Great Hall of Parliament House in Canberra on September 22 as part of a celebration of identity and cultural diversity for Australian Citizenship Day 2014.


Vincent Lim
1. How long has your business been in Haymarket?  The SUMO Group has been located close to Haymarket for more than 15 years.

2. Could you indicate what makes your business competitive in your industry and local area?
Our ASIC-registered managed fund is SIV (Significant Investor Visa) compliant, which means that our fund is most attractive to investors who also wish to gain permanent residency in Australia. Foreign investors who invest A$5 million in our managed fund for a period of at least 4 years can obtain permanent residency in Australia after 4 years (sub-class 888 visa). During the 4-year investment period, investors will be granted a sub-class 188 provisional visa which entitles them to travel freely and to reside in Australia with their family.
Another competitive feature of our Fund is that each investor has beneficial ownership in his or her own separate investment portfolio segregated from the investments of other investors.  In summary, we have a unique platform and investment solution for SIV investors.

3. What changes have you observed in the local area and business community during this time?
Haymarket has increasingly become a sought-after and exciting area to live, work and play. It has also now become an integral part of the City of Sydney’s CBD.  The business community here has thrived significantly over the years and the area is now home to many professional businesses; it is no longer just a place to go to for good food although that has remained a very attractive feature of Haymarket.
4.  Why do you think the Haymarket Chamber attracts so many members?
It is about being relevant to and listening to its members, which the Haymarket Chamber does very well. It has brought together businesses in the area to give us a collective voice in matters and issues that are of importance to us. The Chamber has also been able to provide a useful and convenient platform for members to network and interact with each other.
5. Could you describe Haymarket in three words?    Vibrant, energetic, prosperous.
6. What do you see as happening in 2014-15?  2014-2015 will be the year of cautious optimism. There is likely to be modest growth in the economy although the strength of the construction and housing industry will probably continue. Low interest rates and the shortage of dwellings are major contributing factors to the continuing strong demand in the property market.
7. How do you see the plans in and surrounding Haymarket for the future?   Haymarket is an integral and important part of the re-design of the City of Sydney. It will become a sought-after place for businesses and residents. The current plans for Haymarket will make it an even more vibrant and colourful part of the City.
8.Favourite place in Chinatown?  Yum Cha on the weekend where you can get a table!

9. Any advice to other businesses?  Focus on what our customers or clients want, and the rest will take care of itself.
10. What is one of your favourite quotes?
 This is your world. Shape it or someone else will. –Gary Lew.
 Free Wifi
Market City now offers FREE wifi. Find out more HERE

Nan Tien Launches in Haymarket

HCC President recently spoke at the official opening of our new member Nan Tien Institute's launch in Haymarket last week.  Well known Nan Tien Temple has now registered as an education provider now offering a new govt accredited English Language Centre with a Buddhist philosophy and culture.  To find out more HERE

Events Cinemas SUPERHERO WEEKEND 4 -5 October 2014

Over the 4-5 October weekend Events Cinema George Street features a Marvel HEROES weekend with special ticket offers for Avengers, Captain America, best costume prizes and more.  Find out more HERE

Radisson Hotel School Holidays Special

Radisson Hotel & Suites has a special school holiday offer with upgrades.  Find out more HERE

World Square Art & About

As a proud partner of Art & About Sydney World Square will feature a large-scale photographic display exploring the iconic Australian Milk Bar by 2014 Banner Gallery artist, Eamon Donnelly.  From 19 September - 12 October 2014.  Find out more HERE

Little Eats in Little Hay Street

 Fridays 10, 17, 24 and 31 October Chinatown’s Little Hay Street transforms into Little Eat Street, bringing with it an irresistible variety of street food as part of the Asia At Your Doorstep promotion.  

City of Sydney's Asia at your Doorstep which is part of Good Food Month launches in October 2014.  Find out more HERE

Qantas Credit Union Arena

In 2003, 2004, 2009 and 2013, Hacken Lee partnered with Alan Tam in a series of concerts around the world, including multiple shows in Hong Kong, Macau, mainland China, Southeast Asia and parts of Canada and the United States.  Find out more HERE

Capitol Theatre Brings Wicked to Sydney

The most awarded new musical and Broadway’s number one show will thrill Sydney at the Capitol Theatre from 20 Sept 2014. WICKED is the untold story of the witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy dropped in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. Find out more HERE  
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