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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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Ambassador Wu Xi's speech at the China Business Summit

E ngā mana, E ngā reo, E ngā rau rangatira mā, Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, ...

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Minister Parker Speech at the China Business Summit

Tēnā koutou katoa. Da jia hao. Good morning distinguished guests, ladies and ...

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Mandarin language assistants welcomed

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

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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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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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