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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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Trade war will not derail China’s promise to open up its...

Road maps, timetables ‘already very clear’ and will be implemented, ...

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Rt Hon Winston Peters - Remarks at Chinese New Year function

Minister of Foreign Affairs. Remarks at the Chinese New Year parliamentary event  ...

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New Zealand’s exports to China trump sales to Australia and the...

New Zealand’s goods and services exports are dominated by three key countries, ...

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Mandarin language assistants welcomed

Forty eight Mandarin Language Assistants were officially welcomed to New Zealand ...

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NZ kiwifruit experts share tips with Chinese growers

NZ kiwifruit experts share tips with Chinese growers

It used to be called the Chinese gooseberry; now New Zealand experts are showing Chinese growers how to create the perfect kiwifruit. Even though China is the home of the kiwifruit, New Zealanders have honed the art of growing them and are now sharing their expertise.It is all part of Zespri's Project Bamboo, which aims to...

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Made in China 2025; China’s Industrial Vision and New Zealand

Made in China 2025; China’s Industrial Vision and New ...

Executive Summary: The Made in China 2025 (MIC2025) initiative is a state-led plan to comprehensively upgrade manufacturing in China by 2025 in line with the guiding principles of the 13th Five-Year Plan. It encompasses the top ten key strategic industries that the government believes could most benefit from improvements to...

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Hops in the hútongs: China’s craft beer champions

Hops in the hútongs: China’s craft beer champions

From the alleyways of Běijīng to the Tibetan highlands, independent brewing is on the rise in the world’s most populous nation. When we think of China, chances are we don’t think of craft beer. You might put that down to the legacy of popular beers like Tsingtao, Harbin or Snow. Tsingtao, of the seaside city...

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China Focus: Foreign foods spend less time travelling to Chinese dinner tables

China Focus: Foreign foods spend less time travelling to ...

SHANGHAI, July 2 (Xinhua) -- Starting Sunday, China cut import tariffs for daily consumer goods. The average tariff rate for cultured and fished aquatic products has been cut from 15.2 percent to 6.9 percent. As China reduces import tariffs and simplifies customs clearance processes, it will take much less time for foreign...

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Former New Zealand ambassador to China reflects on his time in Beijing

Former New Zealand ambassador to China reflects on his ...

We first visited Beijing in October 1976, just a few weeks after the death of Chairman Mao and when the effects of the Tangshan earthquake earlier that year were still visible in the city. We lived in Beijing three times: from 1978 to 1980, from 2001 to 2004 and from 2015 up until this year. Each time we lived in a different...

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Chinese authorities intercept 120 trays of fake Zespri product at fruit market

Chinese authorities intercept 120 trays of fake Zespri ...

Chinese government officials have intercepted 120 trays of fake Zespri kiwifruit being sold in a fruit market. Zespri mainland China general manager Holly Brown said 120 trays of counterfeit product were recently intercepted by authorities in the Zhoungpu Wholesale Fruit Market in the southeastern province of Xiamen.Zespri...

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China positive on NZ chilled meat after year's trial

China positive on NZ chilled meat after year's trial

More New Zealand chilled beef and sheepmeat will be shipped to China after initial trials appear to have met with Chinese approval. Deputy secretary-general of the China Meat Association, Gao Guan, said the trials had been promising. China suffered a shortfall in beef and sheepmeat supplies and consumption of its main meat...

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Hon David Parker China Business Summit Speech

Hon David Parker China Business Summit Speech

This is the speech delivered at the "China Business Summit 2018: Eyes Wide Open" in Auckland on May 14, 2018. The fourth iteration of the summit explored and tackled the big issues as the ties between New Zealand and China become deeper than ever before. The Summit attracted a strong array of insightful speakers and...

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PM Jacinda Arden's China Summit Speech

PM Jacinda Arden's China Summit Speech

This is the speech delivered at the "China Business Summit 2018: Eyes Wide Open" in Auckland on May 14, 2018. The fourth iteration of the summit explored and tackled the big issues as the ties between New Zealand and China become deeper than ever before. The Summit attracted a strong array of insightful speakers and...

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Warming up China's Geothermal Sector

Warming up China's Geothermal Sector

The New Zealand Consulate General in Chengdu have produced a report outlining China's Geothermal Sector. For the full report, please see the link further below: SUMMARY: China’s potential geothermal resource accounts for almost 8% of global resource.Until now it has not been highly prioritised across China as a...

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Show us the green, say investors

Show us the green, say investors

Foreign direct investment is playing a key role in improving New Zealand's environmental impact across a range of industries, writes Stuart McKinnon. Noisy diesel trucks are starting to be replaced by quiet and efficient rubbish trucks powered by electricity, funded by Chinese foreign direct investment.Rubbish collection days...

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Two-way trade with China more than triples over the past decade

Two-way trade with China more than triples over the past ...

New Zealand’s two-way trade with China increased more than three-fold in the past decade, Stats NZ said today. It climbed from $8.6 billion in 2007 to $26.1 billion in the December 2017 calendar year. Two-way trade is the total value of goods and services imported and exported between two countries. China narrowly...

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