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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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NZCTA Southern Update

NZCTA Southern Update

By Michelle MacWilliam The first function of 2013 for NZCTA Southern was held and very well received with Mr Alan Lai, director and founder of Agria, sharing his insights into concluding successful business relationships both here and China. The main take-away from his speech was to build and closely nurture the personal...

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HSBC NZCTA China Business Awards 2013

HSBC NZCTA China Business Awards 2013

If you are not already aware of the Awards programme please read the attached flyer and access the website www.nzctabusinessawards.co.nz which has a Mandarin version available as well. You will find all you need to know and to obtain the official Awards Entry document. (http://www.nzctabusinessawards.co.nz/awards-and-entry/)...

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More competition in the trade finance region

More competition in the trade finance region

By Simon Constantinides, Asia Regional Head Global Trade & Receivables Finance, HSBC The landscape of Asian trade finance is undergoing a seismic shift that is reshaping the way the region does business. Fallout from the ongoing financial problems in Europe and the US has amplified longer-term evolutionary...

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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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