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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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The top Chinese social media apps for SMEs

The top Chinese social media apps for SMEs

The 846 million active users on WeChat are hard to ignore, but the costs required to stand out are making the platform less attractive, particularly to smaller brands. While large multinational brands, such as Coca-Cola or Adidas, can afford to invest significant budget on Chinese social media strategies, the same cannot be...

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Arrangement to boost China – NZ trade

Arrangement to boost China – NZ trade

An agreement to boost New Zealand-China trade was signed on 27 March by Customs Minister Nicky Wagner and China’s Ambassador, His Excellency Mr Wang Lutong. The Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) ensures border agencies in New Zealand and China recognise one another’s trusted exporter programmes.“New...

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2019 to be China-New Zealand Year of Tourism

2019 to be China-New Zealand Year of Tourism

A new international agreement will focus on attracting high-value Chinese visitors who stay longer, spend more and travel independently says Tourism Minister Paula Bennett. The 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism initiative was announced in March by Prime Minister Bill English during an official visit from Chinese Premier...

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New Zealand's Ambassador optimistic about bilateral ties with China

New Zealand's Ambassador optimistic about bilateral ties ...

New Zealand and China had a wide variety of exchanges in almost every conceivable area in 2016, said New Zealand’s Ambassador to China John McKinnon. In a recent interview with Xinhuanet, the ambassador said he expects the trend of extensive bilateral cooperation to continue this year and beyond.He told Xinhuanet he was...

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China and New Zealand discuss climate change

China and New Zealand discuss climate change

Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett says China and New Zealand have experience and expertise to share about responding to climate change. On 17 February, Mrs Bennett met with China’s top official for climate change Mr Zhang Yong, Vice Chairman of China’s National Development and Reform Commission, at Premier...

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The rise of vertical, social, e-commerce platforms in China

The rise of vertical, social, e-commerce platforms in China

China’s online retail market has seen explosive growth in the last few years and is now one of the world’s largest. By 2020, AliResearch expects China’s online retail market to exceed 10.4 trillion yuan (around NZ$2.1 trillion) in sales. This is a huge increase from 2015 when China's online retail market was...

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Milk taste competition expected to increase demand in China

Milk taste competition expected to increase demand in China

A unique Milk Taste Competition is expected to increase demand from Chinese consumers for New Zealand produced fresh UHT milk. Initiated by Milk New Zealand, ‘The First Milk Taste Competition’ was held in Canterbury to demonstrate to Chinese consumers that there is variability in the taste, smell and colour of...

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Doing business in China - about relationships and subtleties

Doing business in China - about relationships and subtleties

New Zealand company director Annie Govan says two things are absolutely essential to doing business in China – building relationships and understanding the many subtleties that come with the Chinese culture. Actively involved in several business streams with China, a few years ago she and husband Bert Govan founded...

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A Place for New Zealand on China’s New Silk Road?

A Place for New Zealand on China’s New Silk Road?

Chinese president Xi Jinping’s administration has put forward a new vision of regional development and has delivered an open invitation for countries like New Zealand to participate. Victoria University senior lecturer in political science and international relations Jason Young examines how this proposal should be...

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Chinese executives to learn about Māori business style

Chinese executives to learn about Māori business style

Chinese executives will be sent out on a waka as part of a new course about Māori approaches to leadership and business. The pathbreaking “Māori /Chinese Culture Management Course – Wayfinding Leadership” promises to equip Chinese executives to engage with Māori businesspeople. It will cover Māori...

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Murray McCully: Speech to NZIIA Annual Conference

Murray McCully: Speech to NZIIA Annual Conference

Keynote address to New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA) Annual Conference, Wellington, NZ. Ladies and Gentlemen, In my eight years as serving as Foreign Minister I can’t think of a more interesting time to be addressing this group. We are entering period of global uncertainty on a number of...

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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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