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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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Opening of Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality

Ni Men Hao Ambassadors, my fellow MPs, Mayors, Good evening everyone and welcome to ...

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Young lawyers' China delegation has eye-opening visit

In August 2018 a group of young lawyers from around New Zealand who share a common ...

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Mandarin language assistants welcomed

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

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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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NZ log exports to China at record levels

NZ log exports to China at record levels

NZ log exports to China at record levels, demand expected to stay strong, AgriHQ says. New Zealand exported a record volume of logs to China last year as Asia's largest economy clamped down on harvesting its own forests, and the future points to constant or better demand in coming months, according to AgriHQ's latest forestry...

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Revitalizing China’s Rust Belt: Incentives for Businesses and Expats

Revitalizing China’s Rust Belt: Incentives for ...

Lively debate has exploded in recent weeks among economists, commentators, and netizens over how to revitalize China’s struggling Northeast. The region, often compared to the Rust Belt in the US thanks to its industrial focus and decline, has encountered obstacles in reinvigorating its economy and retaining talent....

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Bringing ideas to life in China

Bringing ideas to life in China

The inaugural Ideas to Life Conference took place in Hangzhou, China in December, and showcased the University of Auckland’s internationally-recognised expertise in areas of interest to the Chinese market. Ideas to Life took place at the University of Auckland Innovation Institute in Hangzhou – an area known as...

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