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Meishan Assistance

In September 2019, Aulisone organised a trade delegation to visit the City of Meishan and we attended the 2019 International Bamboo Industry Fair, held in Sichuan Province.

It is with some fond memories that we recall our Delegation’s visit, where we had first-hand experience of the warm hospitality of the people of Sichuan Province, rich in customs and history, and natural beauty around us and in the people. Personally, I never felt more welcomed in China, than that time in Meishan.

In this particularly difficult time for the people in China, they are foremost in our minds, and it is in times like these that we need to reach out to each other and find a way to support them. The Corona virus does not discriminate and affects everyone of us, they are nearer to ground zero when compared to us in Australia, that is why we need to do what we can to help them fight this outbreak and stop the spread of the virus.

Aulisone will be organising medical supplies, N95 disposable surgical masks, positive pressure head covers, isolation masks, goggles, gloves, disposable coveralls to be sent directly to Chengdu for the City of Meishan. We also learned recently that China Southern Airlines will provide free transportation to freight supplies into major cities (excluding Wuhan). We currently seek the assistance of donors, suppliers, companies and individuals who may assist.

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Visit to Daoming

We traveled to Daoming,to a small community of artists and bamboo artisans, just outside of Chengdu. A beautiful experience awaited the Australian delegation as we toured the beautifully crafted buildings.

A place of true creativity and design, zen and peace. Daoming Bamboo Village located in Chengdu, the capital city of southwest China’s Sichuan Province, has practiced bamboo knitting for more than 2,000 years, and villagers have made a living from traditional bamboo techniques. We were privy to some great design concepts and had the opportunity to discuss bilateral ties relating to design and investment.

(photo courtesy of Terry Dear)
Idyllic (photo courtesy of Terry Dear)

Australian Delegation to Meishan

Together with The Australian Research Institute for Bamboo Industry (ARIBI), Aulisone organised a trade delegation to visit the City of Meishan and surroundings. We attended the 2019 International Bamboo Industry Fair, held in Sichuan Province.

Bamboo Connects the World, the 2019 International Bamboo Industry Fair

(photo courtesy Terry Dear)

Sichuan is a key producer of bamboo, and Meishan has a total forest area of 4.5 million mu ( almost 3 billion square metres), which equates to a forest cover of almost 50 percent. There are more than 100 species of bamboo in the area, but a favourite is the “Dragon Bamboo”, a giant of the forest which can grow as fast as 1.5 metres overnight.

Bamboo has many uses, although we first looked at it for Carbon Sequestration, it is an ideal plant for cities as it generates greater amounts of oxygen per square metre than an average tree, and makes it ideal for rooftop buildings. Bamboo has traditional uses in paper, furniture, art, weaving, textiles , however, it is the high tech applications which show promise, particularly in carbon fibre, graphene, batteries, and biofuel.

Meishan

Meishan is indeed a beautiful place, and the birthplace of a poet known as Dong Po. The culture is intrinsically linked to bamboo, the essence of Meishan is everything bamboo. To be told that ” one would rather not eat meat, than to go without bamboo” is a very special saying here.

During this visit we were hosted by the Mayor of the city where we held talks on the potential collaboration between Meishan and Melbourne.

(photo courtesy Terry Dear)

Cheng Cheng Capital

On the 21st of September 2019 the Aulisone team visited the beautiful city of Huichang. On this day, we had the privilege of entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU“) with Cheng Cheng Capital (“CHCH“). The MoU covers a high level of cooperation within China and Global projects and investment. 

The main points of the agreement centres on facilitating technology transfer and promotion of innovation, research and education across a number of industry sectors which support local companies create employment and be kinder to the environment. In doing so, the parties will also promote international investment and cooperation and focus on One Belt Road opportunities.

This overall intent of this agreement is to create a win-win, co-investment collaboration partnership within China and outside of China on high growth emergent opportunities which will become relevant to the future economies in a rapidly changing world.

CHCH own the Cheng Cheng High-tech Equity Investment Fund Management Co., Ltd. and Cheng Cheng Smart City Investment Fund Management (Beijing) Co., Ltd, and are registered as private equity fund managers. CHCH invest and rely on the support of local governments and relevant departments to jointly initiate and set up government guidance funds to effectively promote the healthy, rapid and sustained growth of the invested enterprises, and strive to create a win-win effect of the government, enterprises and capital.

Huichang

We spent the weekend in a city with a population of about 520,000 to meet Chairman of Cheng Cheng Capital (“CHCH“), Mr. Cao Qingwei. where they have several investments, a lovely place, beautiful and peaceful Huichang. 

Huichang county is located in the southeast of Ganzhou city, Jiangxi province, bordering Wuping and Changting to the southeast, Xunwu to the south, Anyuan to the southwest, Yudu to the northwest and Ruijin to the northeast. With a length of 85 kilometres and a width of 56 kilometres, it is the key junction of Jiangxi, Fujian and Guangdong. 

Beautiful City of Huichang

We had a tour of three of their investments, in vacuum glass production, aquaculture, and hot house agriculture. The aquaculture is intense growing with the bio-waste fed into the hothouse as nutrients for the plants. The vacuum glass creates a thermal, UV and sound barrier and works to keep energy usage low.

Intensive Indoor Aquaculture
Hothouse Growing Vegetables

CHCH has a number of Funds, including the  Huichang Chengcheng Industrial Development Fund which was jointly established by CHCH and Huichang Forestry Investment Company (which is wholly-owned by the Huichang Government).

Focus of the Fund is on e-commerce platform enterprises, precision poverty alleviation projects, ecological forestry, cultural tourism, leisure pension, oil tea industry, agricultural and forestry products processing, energy conservation and environmental protection, new industries, “Internet +” and other related industries, as well as PPP projects, P2G projects and foundations Facilities construction.

Vacuum Glass (photo courtesy of CHCH)