Architecture and urban design firms are among a number of service based sectors who will have greater access to the massive Chinese market following the conclusion of the free trade agreement during Chinese President Xi Jing Ping’s visit to Australia this week, media reports say.

Though details remain sketchy, a fact sheet published by the Department of Foreign Affairs indicates that China will now ‘take into account Australian experience in assessing applications for higher-level qualifications, allowing Australian architectural and urban planning firms established in China to obtain more expansive business licences to undertake higher-value projects…