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Beijing Announces Visa and FDI Incentives to Attract Foreign Talent

Beijing has announced new visa, residency, and foreign investment incentives in ...

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Understanding Legal Proceedings in China

For foreign investors running businesses in China, it is very likely that they would ...

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Auckland Airport sees 92% surge in Chinese tourists

Auckland Airport sees 92% surge in Chinese tourists in February as annual figures hold ...

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Two-way trade with China more than triples over the past decade

New Zealand’s two-way trade with China increased more than three-fold in the ...

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Mandarin language assistants welcomed

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

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NZCTA Southern Update

NZCTA Southern Update

Christchurch has been running, for some time now, a consistent programme of regular well timed events with great guest speakers who discuss topics relevant to attendees and this month was no exception. James Gong of Westland Milk, with over 20 years of business to business relationships both here and China, gave his view...

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NZCTA Southern Update

NZCTA Southern Update

By Michelle MacWilliam The frequency of events and quality of speakers presenting on their specialists topic have continued to raise the numbers of attendees at the monthly functions being held in Christchurch. This month’s speaker was Dr John Penno CEO of Synlait Milk Limited. Synlait was the supreme winner of...

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China Watch by David Mahon

China Watch by David Mahon

The GlaxoSmithKline situation has exposed the issue of corruption in China. This issue of China Watch, prepared by David Mahon, attempts to address corruption in China and the relationship that foreign companies have with it. Click here to read the latest issue of China Watch.

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New Zealand’s greater commitment to boosting links in southern China

New Zealand’s greater commitment to boosting links in ...

By Rebecca Needham, Consul-General, New Zealand Consulate-General, Guangzhou The government is beefing up its resources in Guangzhou to strengthen existing relationships and to tap into the growing opportunities in Guangdong and other Tier 2 cities in Southern China. Rebecca Needham, the first Guangzhou Consul-General...

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Asia trade: Shaping the 21st century

Asia trade: Shaping the 21st century

By Cath Henry, Head of Payments and Cash Management, HSBC New Zealand In the late 1970s Bao’an County, just across Hong Kong’s northern border with the Chinese mainland, was a small village surrounded by paddy fields as far as the eye could see. There were no signs of it then, but Bao’an County was about...

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Picking China’s Middle Hanging Fruit – The New Inland Consumer

Picking China’s Middle Hanging Fruit – The New Inland ...

By Chris Devonshire-Ellis, Dezan Shira & AssociatesMuch commentary in the media has recently been focusing on the “China slowdown” and the impact of the country’s lower GDP growth figures going forward. In reality, measuring GDP growth is always a losing game, and not a particularly good indicator of how...

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Growing New Zealand’s Wine Brand in China

Growing New Zealand’s Wine Brand in China

NZTE VideoIn April 2013, Chinese wine and lifestyle writers came to New Zealand to experience the wine harvesting process and learn about the intricacies of New Zealand wine. They share their insights, including why the industry's sustainability initiatives will pay dividends in the China...

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Free Trade Agreement Secures Big Benefits for NZ

Free Trade Agreement Secures Big Benefits for NZ

By Hon Phil Goff MP Five years ago last month, as New Zealand’s Trade Minister, I signed our Free Trade Agreement with China. It was a big occasion in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, witnessed by Premier Wen Jia Bao and Prime Minister Helen Clark. Negotiating a trade deal is never an easy process....

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Redemption

Redemption

By Bruce Ullrich OBE As I write this article, news has just come through of the discovery on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya of a Chinese coin issued during the Ming Dynasty between 1403 to 1425. This suggests that Chinese explorers may have sailed to Africa in the Middle Ages, beating by almost a century, Europeans who...

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NZCTA Southern Update

NZCTA Southern Update

By Michelle MacWilliam The first function of 2013 for NZCTA Southern was held and very well received with Mr Alan Lai, director and founder of Agria, sharing his insights into concluding successful business relationships both here and China. The main take-away from his speech was to build and closely nurture the personal...

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HSBC NZCTA China Business Awards 2013

HSBC NZCTA China Business Awards 2013

If you are not already aware of the Awards programme please read the attached flyer and access the website www.nzctabusinessawards.co.nz which has a Mandarin version available as well. You will find all you need to know and to obtain the official Awards Entry document. (http://www.nzctabusinessawards.co.nz/awards-and-entry/)...

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More competition in the trade finance region

More competition in the trade finance region

By Simon Constantinides, Asia Regional Head Global Trade & Receivables Finance, HSBC The landscape of Asian trade finance is undergoing a seismic shift that is reshaping the way the region does business. Fallout from the ongoing financial problems in Europe and the US has amplified longer-term evolutionary...

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