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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 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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New Zealand Ambassador talks about growing bilateral ties

New Zealand Ambassador talks about growing bilateral ties

Talking about New Zealand, the first thing that comes to mind for Chinese is milk powder and the ethnic group Maori. However, there is more to it than that. The current New Zealand Ambassador to China John McKinnon is a direct witness of the growing bilateral ties. The Global Times (GT) interviewed him, and he shared his...

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First shipments of chilled meat to China underway

First shipments of chilled meat to China underway

The first export consignments of chilled meat have left New Zealand shores bound for China as part of a six month trial, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy announced on 30 June.  “The air-freighted consignments from Alliance Group and Greenlea Premier Meats mark a significant step towards enabling permanent...

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"Chengdu Can Du ?" Innovation and start-up environment and opportunities for NZ

"Chengdu Can Du ?" Innovation and start-up ...

As with other tier 1 and 1.5 cities, Chengdu is investing heavily into innovation and entrepreneurship. The rapidly expanding start-up environment, as a central pillar of innovation, has received a significant boost through new infrastructure, subsidies and policy incentives.For New Zealand start-ups looking to tap into the...

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Understanding the Chinese Millennial Consumer

Understanding the Chinese Millennial Consumer

Goldman Sachs refers to Chinese millennials as “the single most important demographic on the planet today”. Making up one-third of China’s total consumers (415 million people), this group of young Chinese are a force to be reckoned with. They are the first Chinese people in living memory to have the chance...

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