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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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Long way to go on making use of what we already have

Long way to go on making use of what we already have

By Tony Alexander New Zealand’s trade with China continues to grow at a strong pace – but one has to be careful not to think that this is something specific to New Zealand and something happening primarily because of our actions. China’s imports from all parts of the globe are soaring as the number of...

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Touring the Celestial Empire

Touring the Celestial Empire

By Bruce Ullrich OBE Following unexpected progress in Shenyang, in early 1999 I was invited to take part in a lecture tour organised by NZTE to various cities in China. While in Wuhan, I met a Chinese businessman who wanted to take me to Hainan Island and show me the extraordinary opportunities and incentives offered to...

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Reality Doesn't Match The Rhetoric

Reality Doesn't Match The Rhetoric

By Tony Alexander Normally in this column I would write something about the Chinese economy. But my intention in writing about China here and in my own publications is to wake New Zealanders up to the seismic shifts which are happening in the world economy, how they will affect us, and maybe how we can profit from them and...

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NZCTA Southern Update

NZCTA Southern Update

By Michelle MacWilliam Meeting the needs of a changing city in a global environment One of the aftermaths of the earthquakes is that the city’s primary business focus with China has changed from being predominantly student and export based and, whilst they remain important, has moved more to focusing on companies...

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Chinese Companies Bullish on Overseas Investment, Says HSBC

Chinese Companies Bullish on Overseas Investment, Says HSBC

4 in 5 international Chinese corporates plan to expand further overseas 46% are expanding overseas to improve their brand image Chinese corporates no longer rely on price competitiveness alone to compete globally A new HSBC survey revealed a strong appetite for international expansion amongst...

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The Challenge of China’s Facelessness

The Challenge of China’s Facelessness

By Tony Alexander Very shortly I shall be releasing a paper which looks at the many reasons behind Western apprehension about China. At last count the list had reached 55 factors which are placed in no particular order of importance – except the first one. That one is described as “Facelessness”. In...

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Qianhai Taking RMB Internationalisation to The Next Level

Qianhai Taking RMB Internationalisation to The Next Level

Anita Fung, Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong, HSBC A quiet revolution is taking place across the border in Shenzhen that has the potential to change China’s financial sector beyond recognition, and with broad implications for Hong Kong. Last month, the People’s Bank of China published the provisional...

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China - In The Beginning...

China - In The Beginning...

By Bruce Ullrich OBE I had travelled internationally on a regular basis since 1968 on business and sporting matters, and during that time I had been a member of several International Business Councils focusing on Asia. In the 1990s I was heading a Committee that wanted to make a bid for the 2006 Winter Olympics (it would...

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NZCTA Southern Update

NZCTA Southern Update

By Michelle MacWilliam We have said goodbye to a lumpy year in the South Island and I would imagine our Christchurch membership have the finest Risk Management plans for natural disasters in the country. NZCTA had several inconveniences with venues being closed for earthquake repairs and as a result our functions were...

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Strong Growth Expected to Continue in 2013

Strong Growth Expected to Continue in 2013

By Tony Alexander     This time a year ago the general expectation was that with conditions in Europe getting worse and the United States economy yet to show any firm signs of strong growth that China’s economy would experience less growth than over 2011. Such has turned out to be the case with...

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China, a traders’ delight

China, a traders’ delight

China is a trader’s delight, guest speaker at the New Zealand China Trade Association, David Caselli, told the association’s Annual General Meeting on October 31st. “China is a deep market with many niches and segments available to exploit,” he said. “The challenge is deciding what...

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Capital hosts biggest ever Chinese delegation

Capital hosts biggest ever Chinese delegation

By Celia Wade-Brown, Mayor of Wellington City I was delighted to host a delegation from Zhejiang to Wellington in September. The 180-strong delegation, the largest ever received in the capital, was here in an official capacity to expand the partnership between the Wellington Region and Zhejiang Province. Governor XIA...

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