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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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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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In step with China's Terracotta Warriors at Te Papa

The Terracotta Warriors are back and the 2300-year-old Chinese treasures have ...

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Rethinking tourism in the age of the independent Chinese tourist

A couple of years back, I stayed in a Christchurch hotel where all the signage was in ...

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Mandarin language assistants welcomed

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

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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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CIIE posts $57.8 billion in deals.

CIIE posts $57.8 billion in deals.

The six-day China International Import Expo ended in Shanghai on Saturday, with the value of intended deals topping over $57.8 billion, according to the CIIE Bureau. The intended transaction value of high-end intelligent equipment reached over $16.5 billion, while that for consumer electronics and appliances came in at...

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Speech: Xiyangyang Expo Opening Night Gala

Speech: Xiyangyang Expo Opening Night Gala

Tonight marks a special occasion – it is the first China-New Zealand industry event in the lead-up to the China New Zealand Year of Tourism 2019.Before I go on, there are some key people I want to acknowledge who have all contributed to tonight’s event.Can I please thank:•    Lisa Li, Managing...

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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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