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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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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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eGates Open to Chinese Travellers

eGates Open to Chinese Travellers

The first Chinese travellers to officially use the Customs eGates (formerly known as SmartGate) have been welcomed at Auckland International Airport.Customs Minister Meka Whaitiri and representatives from the Chinese government joined staff and key partners to mark the milestone.“Customs is part of a multi-agency group,...

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China Topped Patent, Trademark, & Design Filings in 2016

China Topped Patent, Trademark, & Design Filings in 2016

Worldwide filings for patents, trademarks and industrial designs reached record heights in 2016 amid soaring demand in China, which received more patent applications than the combined total of applications received by the United States, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the European Patent Office, the United Nations...

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China Cuts Import Duties on Consumer Goods

China Cuts Import Duties on Consumer Goods

China is cutting import tariffs on nearly 200 types of consumer goods in a bid to encourage domestic consumption. The new tariff rates will take effect from December 1, 2017, according to an announcement by the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council.After the reductions, the average import tariff for these products...

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Sea-Freight Container of Chilled Beef And Lamb to China

Sea-Freight Container of Chilled Beef And Lamb to China

Silver Fern Farms has launched a large-scale China chilled meat pilot with the first sea-freight container shipment of chilled beef as well as multiple air-freight orders of beef and lamb set for customers across China. The pilot is part of a six-month trial negotiated by the government to test chilled red meat access into...

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China FTA upgrade worth thousands of jobs

China FTA upgrade worth thousands of jobs

Trade Minister Todd McClay says the Government has agreed a negotiating mandate to upgrade the China Free Trade Agreement that will deliver thousands of jobs and be worth billions to our economy. “China is a significant trading partner. Our FTA with China has helped New Zealand companies stay in business during the GFC...

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