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2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism: Things to know

A mix of academics, policymakers, tourist attraction agencies and operators came ...

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Beijing and Shanghai Remove Bank Account Approval Requirements

Beijing and Shanghai are the latest cities to remove the permits required for opening ...

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Mayor Phil Goff honoured at HSBC NZCTA China Business Awards

New Zealand-China Council Award for Outstanding Contribution to the New Zealand-China ...

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China’s SOE Reforms: What the Latest Round of Reforms Mean for...

China’s SOE Reforms: What the Latest Round of Reforms Mean for the Market ...

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Mandarin language assistants welcomed

Forty eight Mandarin Language Assistants were officially welcomed to New Zealand ...

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China’s SOE Reforms: What the Latest Round of Reforms Mean for the Market

China’s SOE Reforms: What the Latest Round of Reforms ...

China’s SOE Reforms: What the Latest Round of Reforms Mean for the Market Written by: Zoey Ye Zhang, Asia Briefing, Dezan Shira & Associates The latest round of China’s SOE reforms covers topics like “SOE classification”, “capital assets management”, “mixed ownership...

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Annual exports to China top $15 billion for first time

Annual exports to China top $15 billion for first time

Annual exports to China jumped 22 per cent in April to top $15 billion for the first time, amid growing demand for beef, lamb, logs and dairy products.Exports to China now account for about a quarter of New Zealand's international sales. Exports to Australia, its second-largest trading partner rose 0.7 per cent to $9b in the...

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Māori fashion meets China

Māori fashion meets China

Fashion designer Kiri Nathan recently travelled to China with a group of other Māori fashion designers. The group came back energised and ready to step up their respective businesses, announcing the establishment of Kāhui Māori Fashion Collective. The Collective will act as a support network for all Māori designers. Kiri...

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Minister Parker Speech at the China Business Summit

Minister Parker Speech at the China Business Summit

Tēnā koutou katoa. Da jia hao. Good morning distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for this opportunity to speak at the China Business Summit. It is a great pleasure to share my thoughts on one of New Zealand’s key relationships, for the second time at this event.New Zealand’s trading...

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China Global Television Network (CGTN) interview with Stephen Jacobi

China Global Television Network (CGTN) interview with ...

New Zealand China Council Executive Director has commented on Chinese television regarding Prime Minister Jacinda Arden's recent China visit. CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO

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China trends to watch in the Year of the Pig

China trends to watch in the Year of the Pig

As China ushers in the Year of The Pig, Jessica Miao takes a look at the key consumer trends and behaviours that marketers need to consider in 2019. 1. Quality vs QuantityAs the talk of China’s economic slowdown continues, Chinese consumers are shifting their focus from quantity to quality purchases. This...

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China trade by the numbers: New Zealand's big buyer

China trade by the numbers: New Zealand's big buyer

ANALYSIS: Last year marked the 10-year anniversary of New Zealand's free trade deal with China, something New Zealand can be quite proud of given Australia didn't get one until 2015. In that time China has grown to become the largest market for Kiwi goods. We exported $16.6 billion worth in the year ended...

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New Zealand’s exports to China trump sales to Australia and the United States

New Zealand’s exports to China trump sales to Australia ...

New Zealand’s goods and services exports are dominated by three key countries, led by China, then Australia and the United States, Stats NZ advise. China is New Zealand’s single-biggest export market, accounting for around one in every five dollars of sales of goods and services overseas, according to data...

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Rethinking tourism in the age of the independent Chinese tourist

Rethinking tourism in the age of the independent Chinese ...

A couple of years back, I stayed in a Christchurch hotel where all the signage was in Japanese and English. These thoughtful signs in the bathrooms, elevators and corridors undoubtedly helped their Japanese guests. The only problem was, I didn't see any Japanese guests. The tables at the breakfast buffet were...

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Hong Kong Leaders Impressed with NZ’s Approach to Growing Organic

Hong Kong Leaders Impressed with NZ’s Approach to ...

Forty-two organic growers, retailers, certification managers and government officials from Hong Kong paid a five day visit to New Zealand from 15-19 January to investigate the state of organic farming and approach to growing the sector in New Zealand. The tour was led by Jonathan Wong head and Professor, of the Department...

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Young lawyers' China delegation has eye-opening visit

Young lawyers' China delegation has eye-opening visit

In August 2018 a group of young lawyers from around New Zealand who share a common interest in the Chinese legal system participated in the 2018 inaugural Young Lawyers’ China Delegation to Beijing and Shanghai. Delegation members Sam Macintosh, Heida Donegan, Liam Stoneley, Katherine Neville-Lamb, Elia Kim, Emily...

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Why New Zealand is part of China's Singles' Day - the biggest shopping day of the year

Why New Zealand is part of China's Singles' Day - the ...

Most New Zealanders don't know it, but 11 November is China's biggest shopping day of the year. Many Kiwi retailers do know it, however, and they are increasingly getting involved in the phenomenon that is Singles' Day. The event has become a huge success in the past few years by merging entertainment, e-commerce, smart...

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