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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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We Want Your Opinion

We Want Your Opinion

As a member based organisation that has been in existence for over 30 years, we need to know if we are still providing the services you want and need in today's business environment. We want to review what we have done in the past; what we are doing now; and what we should be doing in the future, especially with our NZ/China...

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Unlocking the mystery of Guanxi

Unlocking the mystery of Guanxi

John Cochrane, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Trade Commissioner, Guangzhou, China When people first start contemplating doing business in China, there are many challenges that are discussed, and a variety of opinions that will gush forth about everything from giving gifts, using chopsticks, and attempting a few phrases...

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NZCTA Southern September Update

NZCTA Southern September Update

By Michelle MacWilliam Spring had sprung in Christchurch and what better time than to have a workshop on - What is Manuka honey? This was presented by Peter Bray of Airborne Honey Ltd, based in Leeston. Manuka honey has come under the spotlight recently with questions of our New Zealand based industry with regards to...

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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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