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How Foreign Investors and Traders in China can Profit from the Belt...

There has been much criticism of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) ...

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Trade war will not derail China’s promise to open up its...

Road maps, timetables ‘already very clear’ and will be implemented, ...

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Chinese travel service platform launched to boost regional tourism

Christchurch Airport announced on 31 August the launch of a South Island Travel Store ...

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Launch of Jade Carving delegation to New Zealand

Introduction •    I am delighted to be in attendance here today ...

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Mandarin language assistants welcomed

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

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Launch of Jade Carving delegation to New Zealand

Launch of Jade Carving delegation to New Zealand

Introduction •    I am delighted to be in attendance here today and warmly welcome the Chinese delegation to Aotearoa. •    It certainly looks to be an exciting programme planned over the next week, enabling a rich exchange of culture and learning between our two peoples. Ngai Tahu and...

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What Kiwis really think about China: Research

What Kiwis really think about China: Research

New research shows New Zealanders have positive views about our relationship with China overall, but hold mixed opinions about which country benefits the most. The New Zealand China Council Perceptions of China Monitor shows three times as many New Zealanders (43%) feel positive about the relationship than negative...

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Update on the New Zealand-China FTA Upgrade

Update on the New Zealand-China FTA Upgrade

Negotiations to upgrade the New Zealand-China Free Trade Agreement are now in their second year and are focusing on concrete outcomes that will modernise the Agreement and address on-going barriers that are restricting or adding cost to New Zealand’s trade with China.Across the nine mutually agreed areas for...

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China progresses e-commerce law changes

China progresses e-commerce law changes

Intellectual property rights will receive greater protection in China later this year with the expected passing of new legislation governing e-commerce in the country. Runaway growth in the e-commerce area prompted the Chinese Government to develop the new legislation, which will regulate Chinese e-commerce operators for the...

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Economy Hub: Will China slowdown hurt NZ?

Economy Hub: Will China slowdown hurt NZ?

Trade war tensions with the US have sparked concerns that China's economy is slowing with serious repercussions for New Zealand and Australia. China's economy was already grappling with tighter financial regulation hitting infrastructure investment and US interest rates lifting the cost of debt, HSBC chief economist for Asia...

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NZ kiwifruit experts share tips with Chinese growers

NZ kiwifruit experts share tips with Chinese growers

It used to be called the Chinese gooseberry; now New Zealand experts are showing Chinese growers how to create the perfect kiwifruit. Even though China is the home of the kiwifruit, New Zealanders have honed the art of growing them and are now sharing their expertise.It is all part of Zespri's Project Bamboo, which aims to...

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Made in China 2025; China’s Industrial Vision and New Zealand

Made in China 2025; China’s Industrial Vision and New ...

Executive Summary: The Made in China 2025 (MIC2025) initiative is a state-led plan to comprehensively upgrade manufacturing in China by 2025 in line with the guiding principles of the 13th Five-Year Plan. It encompasses the top ten key strategic industries that the government believes could most benefit from improvements to...

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Hops in the hútongs: China’s craft beer champions

Hops in the hútongs: China’s craft beer champions

From the alleyways of Běijīng to the Tibetan highlands, independent brewing is on the rise in the world’s most populous nation. When we think of China, chances are we don’t think of craft beer. You might put that down to the legacy of popular beers like Tsingtao, Harbin or Snow. Tsingtao, of the seaside city...

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China Focus: Foreign foods spend less time travelling to Chinese dinner tables

China Focus: Foreign foods spend less time travelling to ...

SHANGHAI, July 2 (Xinhua) -- Starting Sunday, China cut import tariffs for daily consumer goods. The average tariff rate for cultured and fished aquatic products has been cut from 15.2 percent to 6.9 percent. As China reduces import tariffs and simplifies customs clearance processes, it will take much less time for foreign...

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Former New Zealand ambassador to China reflects on his time in Beijing

Former New Zealand ambassador to China reflects on his ...

We first visited Beijing in October 1976, just a few weeks after the death of Chairman Mao and when the effects of the Tangshan earthquake earlier that year were still visible in the city. We lived in Beijing three times: from 1978 to 1980, from 2001 to 2004 and from 2015 up until this year. Each time we lived in a different...

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Chinese authorities intercept 120 trays of fake Zespri product at fruit market

Chinese authorities intercept 120 trays of fake Zespri ...

Chinese government officials have intercepted 120 trays of fake Zespri kiwifruit being sold in a fruit market. Zespri mainland China general manager Holly Brown said 120 trays of counterfeit product were recently intercepted by authorities in the Zhoungpu Wholesale Fruit Market in the southeastern province of Xiamen.Zespri...

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China positive on NZ chilled meat after year's trial

China positive on NZ chilled meat after year's trial

More New Zealand chilled beef and sheepmeat will be shipped to China after initial trials appear to have met with Chinese approval. Deputy secretary-general of the China Meat Association, Gao Guan, said the trials had been promising. China suffered a shortfall in beef and sheepmeat supplies and consumption of its main meat...

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