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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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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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Tim Groser - Address to the NZ China Centre Conference

Tim Groser - Address to the NZ China Centre Conference

Hon Tim Groser: Minister of Trade: 2 July 2014 Address to the NZ China Centre Conference. Thank you for this opportunity to address the NZ China Centre at my old Alma Mater, Victoria University. I of course understand there are other pathways to relative professional success than tertiary qualifications. But having...

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China at the Crossroads

China at the Crossroads

China at the Crossroads : By Tony Browne. In November 2013 China’s leaders met in plenary session – at the so-called Third Plenum of the ruling Communist Party’s current Central Committee – to decide on a new, far-reaching reform programme. Opinions are divided on how effective this programme of...

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MFAT Survey on exporting to Asia

Do you export to Asia ? The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) needs to hear about the priorities and challenges faced by manufacturing, processing and forestry companies who export to Asian markets, to help the Government advance and protect NZ's economic and commercial interests in negotiations for the...

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The East is Green:

The East is Green:

The Future of China’s Environmental Regime : By Matthew Zito, Editor, China Briefing In the month since China announced the first revisions to its 1989 Environmental Protection Law, the Revised Law‘s implications have been closely studied by policy analysts, media outlets, and foreign investors alike,...

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China: A market to sell to, or a customer to help?

China: A market to sell to, or a customer to help?

By Glen Murphy, Regional Director, China, NZTE :  Before joining NZTE, I started a sales consulting and training business and used my time and experience to help companies develop a modern approach to their sales efforts. Over three years, I conducted 60 assignments in 13 countries, so it was a terrific and...

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Auckland International Airport Ltd - Accelerate Guangdong

Auckland International Airport Ltd - Accelerate Guangdong

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment : Auckland International Airport Limited (AIAL) is focussed on increasing the air connectivity out of Guangdong, China. Guangdong is China’s largest consumer market with one of the highest per capita disposable incomes. Diversifying from its usual marketing...

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New Zealand and China: Looking ahead, what China's comprehensive reform means for New Zealand

New Zealand and China: Looking ahead, what China's ...

HE Ambassador Wang Lutong. Full text of the speech by Ambassador Wang Lutong at Victoria University.  Dear Mr. Neil Quigley, Deputy Vice Chancellor of Victoria University of Wellington, Mr. Tony Browne, Chairman of Confucius Institute at Victoria University of Wellington, Mr. Peter Harris, Acting Director of New...

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An Overview of China’s Retail Industry

An Overview of China’s Retail Industry

By Eunice Ku, Dezan Shira & Associates. Changing Consumer Market. Moving towards a consumption – and service – focused economic model     Underpinned by the steady rise of household income, China’s retail market has become one of the most lucrative and rapidly growing...

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