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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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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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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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