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How to use China’s Negative Lists and Foreign Investment...

Entry into the Chinese market is regulated by the country’s negative lists ...

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NZ China Council Investment Report “Understanding Chinese...

Our investment report “Understanding Chinese Investment in New Zealand” ...

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Zespri gains trademark protection in China

Zespri International said it has become the first New Zealand company to be granted ...

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What 2020 looks like for Kiwi exporters in China

Damon Paling, former NZTE trade commissioner to China and now refreshed after a break ...

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UMS partners with New Zealand China Trade Association (NZCTA)

United Media Solution (UMS), New Zealand’s leading Chinese digital marketing ...

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NZ Welcomes President Xi’s Visit to NZ

NZ Welcomes President Xi’s Visit to NZ

President Xi Jinping’s visit comes as New Zealand’s relationship with China enters a period of historic strength. Two way merchandise trade is booming. Trade in services is growing across the board. Investment is expanding. The flow of people between New Zealand and China continues to increase, leading to deeper...

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New Zealand achieves unprecedented profile in Chinese reality TV show

New Zealand achieves unprecedented profile in Chinese ...

More than 400 million viewers across China tuned in for season two of Chinese reality show Dad, where are we going? featuring 217 minutes of celebrities travelling around New Zealand. Tourism New Zealand and Air New Zealand pitched for the rights to host the production in September, with New Zealand becoming the first...

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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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