The 2019 HSBC NZCTA China Business Award Finalists are....

The 2019 HSBC NZCTA China Business Award Finalists are....

The finalists for the 2019 HSBC NZCTA China Business Awards were announced on May 2 at an event in Auckland. NZCTA Chairman Martin Thomson commented on the 2019 entries being greater in number than previous Awards.Auckland International...

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The 2019 HSBC NZCTA China Business Award Finalists are.... Minister Parker Speech at the China Business Summit NZ-China economic ties strengthened Ambassador Wu Xi's speech at the China Business Summit Beijing and Shanghai Remove Bank Account Approval Requirements

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Italy's outreach to Beijing stems from its need for job-creating investments and growing skepticism of the EU over its spending plans.


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Beijing and Shanghai Remove Bank Account...

Beijing and Shanghai are the latest cities to remove the permits required for opening a corporate bank account in China, a move consistent with...

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CHANGING CHINA: New Insights into a Rapidly...

The New Zealand China Trade Association (NZCTA), NZ Story and ExportNZ Hawke's Bay invite you to a breakfast presentation where you will gain valuable insight into the latest developments in our largest export market. Nathan Farmer [Big...

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Eastern Bridge

Eastern Bridge is an International Relations Management company which specialises in connecting organisations in New Zealand and North East Asia. The company provide clients with an outsourced “International Department” with a focus on Greater China, Japan and South Korea for a fraction of the cost of setting up their own. Clients include local governments, manufacturers and exporters, education providers and tourism operators.  Eastern Bridge’s team of eight are based in New Zealand, China and South Korea and bring together a range of skills and experiences relating to doing business with Asia. Eastern Bridge’s services include the International Relations Management Service which is personalised to fit the needs of the client, covering activities which can include communication, marketing, research, due diligence, general advice and training. Eastern Bridge also provides strategic planning and strategy develop and an Asian social media marketing service.

The company was formed by Simon Appleton in 2014. Simon has spent over a decade in Asia, most of which was in Beijing where he studied his Masters in Chinese Law at the prestigious Renmin University. While in Asia Simon has also worked in the media and education sectors. Simon returned to New Zealand in 2010 to work in regional economic development based in the Bay of Plenty. Simon recently relocated his main office to Hawkes Bay, however regularly travels and New Zealand and into Asia to meet with his clients.



HSBC NZCTA ChinaBusiness Awards 2019

The 2019 HSBC NZCTA China Business Awards have been launched. Applications close on 18 April & the Awards Gala Dinner will be held on June 6 at Shed 10.

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Tap into a growing network of over 350 businesses, representing a diversity of New Zealand business interests, experienced in doing business in and with China. Become part of this network to discover new opportunities and to receive advice from others who have succeeded in trading with China.

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Canton Fair

China Import and Export Fair, renowned as the “Canton Fair”, is an important channel of China’s foreign trade and a demonstration of the country’s opening up policy. It plays a key role in advancing the development of China’s foreign trade and the economic and trade exchanges between China and the rest of the world. And it is renowned for “China’s No. 1 Fair”.

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