Alibaba Cloud Launches China Gateway Program to Help Australian Business Expand Overseas

Mar 21, 2019

Global cloud computing leader delivers comprehensive solutions to accelerate internationalization of Australian companies

Sydney, Australia, March 21, 2019 – Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, has announced the launch of its China Gateway Program in Australia. The program aims to help Australian companies of all sizes enter the Chinese market and grow their online and offline presence in the country. By leveraging the proven cloud technologies and the established Alibaba ecosystem encompassing e-commerce, online payment, logistics and digital marketing, Australian companies under the program will be well-positioned to allocate resources freely in China like native players.

Businesses with overseas expansion needs are often challenged with demanding cross border digital infrastructure. Under China Gateway, companies can rely on Alibaba Cloud’s seamless cross border products and solutions to connect their local operational software such as CRM (Customer Relationship Management), ERP (Enterprise Resources Planning) or MES (Manufacturing Execution System) in China. This offers management complete visibility during sales, marketing and supply chain management process. With data centers in both Australia and China, Alibaba Cloud also provides one of the fastest internet speeds and bandwidths for Australian companies to serve the ever-connected Chinese consumers.

“China is a huge market geographically and economically. Through our China Gateway Program, we can assist overseas companies of all sizes set up their digital operations at the same efficiency level as local Chinese enterprises,” said Raymond Ma, General Manager of Australia and New Zealand at Alibaba Cloud. “By leveraging our innovative cloud computing technologies, Australian companies can quickly adapt their products and services to cater for the preferences of local Chinese consumers,”

The solutions that are available under the China Gateway Program have already been proven as a success to Australian business owners in serving clients in China, demonstrating its real potential.

“For an international business like ours, it is important to respond quickly to customer requests in China and around the world. We are glad to be partnering with the Alibaba Cloud team in Australia, who is supporting our expansion and helping us navigate through the Chinese market. Alibaba Cloud products and solutions enable Airwallex to deliver better services and expertise to our customers in China.” said Craig Rees, Head of Engineering, Airwallex.

Under the China Gateway Program, Alibaba Cloud has also published the China Gateway White Paper to help companies understand China from important business aspects such as its economic history, market opportunities and local compliance rules.

The China Gateway Program was launched at Alibaba Cloud’s China Gateway Summit held in Sydney, which was attended by nearly 100 business partners and clients. The Melbourne session of the China Gateway Summit will be held on March 21st.

About Alibaba Cloud

Established in 2009, Alibaba Cloud (, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, is among the world’s top three IaaS providers, according to Gartner, and the largest provider of public cloud services in China, according to IDC. Alibaba Cloud provides a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services to businesses worldwide, including merchants doing business on Alibaba Group marketplaces, start-ups, corporations and government organizations. Alibaba Cloud is the official Cloud Services Partner of the International Olympic Committee.

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