HunterNet, a broad-ranging collection of firms in the Hunter region, has said that collaborations with Chinese businesses and universities are worth pursuing.
ABC Rural reports that Wayne Diemar, a project manager at the coalition of around 200 businesses – including manufacturing, mining and renewable energy sectors – has said many Chinese businesses were happy to engage with Australian expertise.
“[Chinese companies] understand they can’t do everything themselves.”
There had been benefits in cooperating with Chinese companies in the area of mining equipment technology and services, a well-known area of strength for the Hunter and the country.
“The Chinese want that speciality, and they’re happy to help and work with companies in our region to develop it further,” he said.
Click here to listen to the full interview with Diemar.