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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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New Zealand’s economic resurgence and the Asian opportunity

New Zealand’s economic resurgence and the Asian opportunity

By Mike Smith, ANZ Group Chief Executive Officer I think it’s fair to say that the economic situation in New Zealand has stabilised over the past three years but it’s only slowly moving beyond a number of significant challenges. These challenges include the uncertain global economic outlook; cautious...

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China slowing but NZ export growth continues apace

China slowing but NZ export growth continues apace

By Tony Alexander, BNZ Chief Economist In China all attention now is on the upcoming People’s National Congress and presentation of the new Standing Committee in particular. In terms of immediate economic policy not much will change as it will take some time for the new leaders to get their networks in place and...

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China and Massey University - Sino the times

China and Massey University - Sino the times

By Arthur Chin – Director, International – Massey University A Chinese Film Festival run by Massey University in Palmerston North featuring recent art house and documentary movies throughout September is just one example of how China is at the forefront of the University’s current thinking and...

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Chasing the dragon

Chasing the dragon

By Ellie van Baaren Four years ago New Zealand proudly became the first western country to sign a free trade agreement with China, but things move fast when it comes to the world’s second largest economy. Have our businesses taken full advantage of what the FTA offered and what other opportunities are out there?...

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HSBC China Services PMI

HSBC China Services PMI

Overall activity growth at joint-fastest pace in nine months July’s survey findings showed business activity (covering manufacturing and services) in China rising at the join-fastest rate in nine months. This was signalled by the HSBC Composite Output Index posting 51.9, up from 50.6 in June. Overall growth...

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Chinese Supporting NZ Tourism

Chinese Supporting NZ Tourism

By Tony Alexander, BNZ Chief Economist The Ministry of Economic Development released their June quarter International Visitor Survey this month and what it shows us is that at a time when there is essentially no growth in the earnings of the tourism sector in New Zealand the spending by Chinese visitors has risen sharply....

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NZ’s two-way education relationship with China

NZ’s two-way education relationship with China

By Grant McPherson, Education New Zealand Chief Executive The Government has set ambitious targets for New Zealand’s international education industry, with our two-way education relationship with China at the forefront. The industry’s key objective is to double its annual economic value to NZ$5.5 billion by...

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Slowing Growth Not Yet A Major Worry

Slowing Growth Not Yet A Major Worry

By Tony Alexander, BNZ Chief Economist Widespread forecasts that China’s rate of growth slowed to 7.6% in the June quarter from 8.1% in the March have just been confirmed. That means China’s economy has recently grown at its slowest pace in three years which opens up a whole range of questions. The first...

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HSBC Purchasing Managers’ Index™ Press Release

HSBC Purchasing Managers’ Index™ Press Release

China’s goods producers reported an eighth successive month-on-month deterioration in operating conditions during June, as output, incoming new orders and employment continued to decrease. After adjusting for seasonal factors, the HSBC Purchasing Managers’ Index™ (PMI™) – a composite indicator...

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Modernization of the Chinese Legal System: A Brief Historical Review

Modernization of the Chinese Legal System: A Brief ...

By Daniel Chang, Solicitor and Head of Chinese Legal Division at Ross Holmes Lawyers “The life of the law has not been logic; it has been experience.” (Oliver W. Holmes) It is hard, if not impossible, to understand the laws of a nation without knowing its history. At the end of the day laws are rooted from...

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Chinese and Maori business relationships are the future of NZ’s prosperity

Chinese and Maori business relationships are the future of ...

By Meng Foon, Mayor of Gisborne I believe the Maori business world is the future of NZ’s prosperity. The reason why I say this is because they are here forever, their business strategy is forever and their self determination cannot be compromised. This is in tune with Chinese business thinking, long term and...

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NZCTA Monthly Column

NZCTA Monthly Column

By Tony Alexander, BNZ Chief Economist China’s economy has slowed from a growth rate of 10.4% over 2010 to 9.2% over 2011 and an annualised pace of 8.1% in the March quarter of this year. A few weeks ago the common expectation had been that growth would accelerate in the June quarter. But data released in the past...

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