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Beijing Announces Visa and FDI Incentives to Attract Foreign Talent

Beijing has announced new visa, residency, and foreign investment incentives in ...

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Understanding Legal Proceedings in China

For foreign investors running businesses in China, it is very likely that they would ...

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Auckland Airport sees 92% surge in Chinese tourists

Auckland Airport sees 92% surge in Chinese tourists in February as annual figures hold ...

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

New Zealand’s two-way trade with China increased more than three-fold in the ...

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Mandarin language assistants welcomed

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

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Commentary

Early observations from a rookie ex-pat

Early observations from a rookie ex-pat

Growing up in the 90's meant China loomed large. New Zealand was winding down its reliance on the United Kingdom and transforming itself from a Commonwealth bread basket into a much more well-rounded global player, with ever-increasing connections to East Asia and beyond.At the same time, China was in the thick of its...

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A snapshot of Shanghai’s Science & Innovation reforms and potential opportunities for NZ

A snapshot of Shanghai’s Science & Innovation ...

The New Zealand Consulate in Shanghai has recently released a snapshot of Shanghai’s S&I reforms and potential opportunities for NZ. This report introduces Shanghai’s place in China’s bigger picture of economic reforms as well as its future role in becoming a science and innovation hub. The report...

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Chinese film chiefs talk business, cooperation in New Zealand

Chinese film chiefs talk business, cooperation in New Zealand

Senior Chinese film executives have met with some of Hollywood's leading movers and New Zealand leaders in discussions about stepping up collaborations in New Zealand Arts, Culture and Heritage. A five-member delegation from the China Film Group Corporation (CFGC) recently met with Maggie Barry, Prime Minister John Key and...

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Chinese investors step up to New Zealand hotel challenge

Chinese investors step up to New Zealand hotel challenge

Chinese investment in New Zealand's tourism sector is ticking up as China continues to be New Zealand's fastest growing visitor market, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce said. New Zealand had also seen a lot of interest from Asian companies in general in its bid to build an extra 26 hotels over the next 10 years to...

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Are the days of wine & honey in China about to buzz off?

Are the days of wine & honey in China about to buzz off?

Unlike the early rumours that suggested that things were about to become tougher for China's infant formula industry, this time we’ve been told. Regulatory changes for wine and honey are on the way. It’s only the 'what, when and how' that we don’t know. But for those who bear the scars of the new infant...

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From Silicon Valley to Silicon Dragon

From Silicon Valley to Silicon Dragon

In previous articles, I have written about China’s rapid transition from a culture of ‘copying and low cost manufacturing’, to one of ‘innovation and commercialisation’. Recent developments in high-tech, fintech and e-commerce have positioned China at the forefront of innovation in Asia and is...

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Recent Wellington Event: Carl Worker Ten Years in Beijing

Recent Wellington Event: Carl Worker Ten Years in Beijing

About 100 members and friends of the NZCTA were treated to a fascinating talk on China at the August Wellington meeting by Mr Carl Worker who gave some interesting opinions of the present political position of China today. The meeting was jointly hosted with the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, and New Zealand...

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Chinese appetite for international travel bigger than ever

Chinese appetite for international travel bigger than ever

The fifth annual Chinese International Travel Monitor released by Hotels.com™ has revealed Chinese travellers continue to take the world by storm, with 92 percent planning to increase or maintain spending on travel in the next 12 months. Chinese millennials, predicted by Hotels.com to become one of the travel...

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Visiting Sichuan's other cities, to get the real picture

Visiting Sichuan's other cities, to get the real picture

A few weeks ago I visited Yibin City in central Sichuan. Maybe you are asking yourself, why?  I should quickly say that it wasn't just to sample Yibin's famous Wuliangye liquor, although I confess that  I did try a little bit.  And it also wasn’t to eat Yibin Ranmian, although I tasted that also. Instead,...

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Wellington education boost follows China agreement

Wellington education boost follows China agreement

Wellington has established an important gateway to China, with the signing on 22 July of a formal Education Exchange Agreement between Wellington and Xiamen city in Fujian Province, China. These two internationally-focused cities, both coastal cities ringed by hills, will celebrate the 30th year of their Sister-City...

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NZ-China Research Collaboration Centres announced

NZ-China Research Collaboration Centres announced

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has announced the successful applicants to host three New Zealand-China Research Collaboration Centres, supported through New Zealand’s Catalyst Fund for international science collaboration.The centres will enable better scientific engagement with China, bringing together...

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NZ open to Chinese investment: John Key

NZ open to Chinese investment: John Key

In a room representing more than $100 billion worth of Chinese wealth, Prime Minister John Key has moved to assure China's heaviest hitters that New Zealand is open for investment. His comments were delivered at a Chinese business networking event in Beijing, alongside Alibaba billionaire Jack Ma, who also announced the next...

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