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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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Rt Hon Winston Peters - Remarks at Chinese New Year function

Minister of Foreign Affairs. Remarks at the Chinese New Year parliamentary event  ...

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

New Zealand’s goods and services exports are dominated by three key countries, ...

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Mandarin language assistants welcomed

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

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Mayor Meng Foon was honoured to meet president Xi Jinping and Madame Peng

Mayor Meng Foon was honoured to meet president Xi Jinping ...

Mayor Meng Foon was honoured to meet president Xi Jinping and Madame Peng. By Meng Foon, Mayor of Gisborne. We had a great meeting with the mayor of China from the major cities and this meeting was endorsed by the NZ PM John Keys and President Xi of China. This gave Local Government NZ great mana to continue with closer...

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China’s surprising shoppers

China’s surprising shoppers

The overlapping of China’s ‘growth revolution’, the internet revolution and the rapid rise in China’s mobile network have combined to create a perfect storm of able and active Chinese shoppers according to a new research report by PwC. As of December 2013 the country had more than 618 million...

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New Zealand's winning hand in China

New Zealand's winning hand in China

John McKinnon, NZ Ambassador to China designate recently spoke at a NZ China Council Macro/Micro China event. Watch the video to hear John’s insightful thoughts about the growth of the middle-class in China and its increasing demands relating to goods and services, food, housing, and tourism - all areas he says NZ has a...

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Industry Focus: Importing Wine into China

Industry Focus: Importing Wine into China

Foreign wine in China no longer makes the headlines. The spotlight is now on much larger trends. Foreign wine has been pouring into China, growing sevenfold over the last six years and increasing to 19 percent of the total domestic market. As a result, almost one out of five bottles opened in China is now imported. Translated...

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Two hundred minutes of NZ to feature in China's most popular reality show

Two hundred minutes of NZ to feature in China's most ...

Two hundred minutes of New Zealand's landscapes, people and activities is likely to reach millions of Chinese viewers after the country played host to China's most popular reality TV show. The show Dad, where are we going? has spent the past week filming in the central North Island. New Zealand is the only international...

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Telling the China story

Telling the China story

By Glen Murphy. In 2012, I moved back to New Zealand after the best part of a decade living and working in China and Hong Kong. I missed China, but I loved being back and made a point of seeing parts of the country that I hadn't been to before – it was fantastic. However, I particularly loved being back in Auckland...

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Cultural connections contribute to Guanxi

Cultural connections contribute to Guanxi

Cultural similarities between Maori and Chinese can provide a unique connection, contributing to lasting and meaningful Guanxi in the China market. Kefeng Chu, Director at Richiwi, says there are a surprising number of links between Maori and Chinese people, spanning legend, language, tradition and, according to some...

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China’s enduring growth: Capitalising on global trends

China’s enduring growth: Capitalising on global trends

PwC 17th Annual Global CEO Survey – The view from China: As the global economy begins to show signs of recovery CEOs around the world are starting to shift their focus from ‘how can we survive?’ to ‘how can we grow?’But for China’s CEOs, who have been in growth mode for much of the last...

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China’s ever-changing commercial landscape

China’s ever-changing commercial landscape

By Rod MacKenzie: Keeping track of the ever-changing commercial environment in China is a full-time occupation but essential for anyone serious about doing business in this astonishingly complex country. The Chinese have few qualms about changing the rules, often dramatically, and do so frequently and with regard only...

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Balancing guanxi ledger pays dividends

Balancing guanxi ledger pays dividends

By Pat English, Executive Director, New Zealand China Council: We read about it or see it in the news every other week. But very few of us can pronounce it, let alone put a name to it. Even fewer of us genuinely understand it. I'm talking about guanxi, one of the most important of Chinese relationship customs. Simply...

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Capital’s latest delegation to China brings success for commerce and culture

Capital’s latest delegation to China brings success for ...

By Celia Wade-Brown, Mayor of Wellington: Mayor Celia Wade-Brown reflects on her recent delegation to China. I've been a longtime supporter of Mayoral delegations to Asia, well before I was elected Mayor and took on the responsibility for leading them myself. Understanding each other’s culture, making...

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A Shanghai story

A Shanghai story

By Glen Murphy, Regional Director, China, NZTE: John Chan was one of the first people I met when I moved to China in early 2003. John had just published his book China Streetsmart and my predecessor had provided some data for the book so John wanted to introduce himself.I was new to China whereas John had moved to...

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