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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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NZ's Role in China's Spending Shift

NZ's Role in China's Spending Shift

New Zealand's Role In China's Spending Shift By Tony Alexander, Bank of New Zealand Chief Economist One of the most interesting things about the massive growth in China’s economy over the past three decades is that it has not come about as a result either of a grand 1960s-type communist plan or of a typical...

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NZ-China Relationship - How Far We've Come

NZ-China Relationship - How Far We've Come

By Tony Alexander, BNZ Chief Economist I’ve been spending the past few weeks looking at the economic relationship between New Zealand and China and have one over-arching observation to make. When China is discussed in the New Zealand media it is almost never in the context of how we can manage the relationship in...

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30 Years of NZCTA

30 Years of NZCTA

By Bruce Kohn Deng Xiaoping, architect of China’s market reforms, told cadres of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China on 16 January, 1980: “The role we play in international affairs is determined by the extent of our economic growth”. The remarks are especially apt in the...

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NZCTA: The value of a contrarian perspective

NZCTA: The value of a contrarian perspective

“Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of ‘crackpot’ than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost.” – Thomas Watson...

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NZCTA: Rabbit to bring calm, tranquility and good negotiations?

NZCTA: Rabbit to bring calm, tranquility and good ...

The Rabbit is said to bring a year somewhat more tranquil than its predecessor, the Tiger, where you can “catch your breath and calm your nerves”. It’s a good year to conduct negotiations and public servants and leaders can look to the Rabbit, whose “soft speech and graceful and nimble ways embody...

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Overseas buyers a blessing to struggling farms

Overseas buyers a blessing to struggling farms

Contrary to public opinion, there is no queue of foreigners to buy farmland in New Zealand. Many farm owners have been seeking capital to pay down debt, expand or exit. Some have been trying for more than a year, such as the Crafar farms in receivership, Graeme Hart's dairy farms and others less well known....

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NZCTA: Opening Up Elements of a China Strategy

NZCTA: Opening Up Elements of a China Strategy

In its most recent publication, “A Goal is not a Strategy”, the NZ Institute scolds the lack of strategy to accompany our current heady goal to match Australia’s per capita GDP by 2025. In fact, we seem to recall that former Opposition Leader and career strategist, Don Brash actually did come up with a...

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A China Strategy - Beyond Cows and Trees?

A China Strategy - Beyond Cows and Trees?

The purchase of a majority share in Synlait by Bright Dairy should be hailed as a positive signal that overseas interests are keen to invest in our productive sector even if successive Governments have encouraged New Zealanders to invest predominantly in residential property rather than taking equity in areas which should...

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NZCTA: Tribute to Victor Percival, ONZM

NZCTA: Tribute to Victor Percival, ONZM

It’s our sad task to advise the death of NZCTA Honorary Lifetime Member and former Chairman, Vic Percival on 24 July at his home at the age of 82. We repeat and update the tribute we made to Vic after he had been awarded his ONZM: Victor Percival recognised the need to re-align our trading partnerships and...

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NZCTA: Reaping the rewards

NZCTA: Reaping the rewards

The visit of Vice President Xi Jinping gave the opportunity for a broader segment of New Zealanders to reflect on the importance of our relationship with China. Those China hands close to the action have recognised and followed the rapid increase in trade and the elevation of China from fourth, then third...

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NZCTA Commentary: Burning bright in the year of the Tiger

NZCTA Commentary: Burning bright in the year of the Tiger

The year of the tiger is believed to bring with it mythical heroic powers. The Tiger is said to be lucky vivid, engaging and brave, ready to engage in battle and accept a challenge. Nonetheless, Chinese Premier, Wen Jiabao, has struck a note of caution about the challenges ahead in the new year, with China facing complex...

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