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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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New halal and agricultural agreements with China signed

New halal and agricultural agreements with China signed

Two formal arrangements signed in China mark a significant step forward in the supply of New Zealand halal meat to China and ongoing agricultural cooperation, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy announced on 19 April.The Ministry for Primary Industries and the China Certification and Accreditation Administration co-signed...

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New border initiatives make trade with China easier

New border initiatives make trade with China easier

Doing business with China is set to become even easier under new China – New Zealand border initiatives currently underway, says Customs Minister Nicky Wagner.Our customs agencies have agreed to launch a new Joint Electronic Verification (JEV) system to streamline and accelerate customs clearance procedures,” Ms...

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Marlborough signs MOU with Ningxia District of China

Marlborough signs MOU with Ningxia District of China

Marlborough Mayor and the leader of a delegation from China’s Ningxia District signed a memorandum of understanding on 20th April which paves the way for a relationship between the largest wine growing regions of each country. Ningxia is China’s newly developed premium wine growing region and already the fifth...

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China-led pan-Asia free trade grouping to meet in NZ

China-led pan-Asia free trade grouping to meet in NZ

New Zealand will host the 13th round of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a China-led trade initiative for most Asian countries, including India. Trade Minister Todd McClay says the talks will be held in Auckland from June 12-18. “RCEP aims to broaden and deepen existing free trade...

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China not IP’s ‘Wild West’

China not IP’s ‘Wild West’

Horror stories have given Kiwi businesses the wrong idea about China’s improving intellectual property regime, experts say.Zespri general counsel Katherine Evans says that while counterfeiting is a big problem in China, the country’s IP laws are fairly robust and its government does take the issue...

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Managing expectations in 2016

Managing expectations in 2016

The first quarter of 2016 saw a series of updated survey reports released from organisations such as the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and the Economist Corporate Network (ECN).  The data therein has been gathered from SME/MNC that are trading and doing in business in China.  New Zealand companies...

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New Year helps boost visitor arrivals

New Year helps boost visitor arrivals

An increase in holidaymakers from China helped boost visitor arrivals to a record high for a January month according to Statistics New Zealand. Monthly visitor arrivals numbered 343,400 in January 2016, up 41,000 (14 percent) from January 2015."Visitor arrivals from China picked up towards the end of January, in the...

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$3.7m available for NZ-China research centres

$3.7m available for NZ-China research centres

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce announced a call for proposals for three multi-institution New Zealand-China Research Collaboration Centres to be supported as part of the new Catalyst Fund international research programme on 29 February 2016.The Catalyst Fund, worth $9.3 million annually and administered by the...

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We confuse “relationship with Asia” and “selling loads of stuff to Asia” at our peril

We confuse “relationship with Asia” and “selling ...

In my first three months with the Asia New Zealand Foundation, I have been troubled by the way many New Zealanders view Asia. As a country, our relationships with Asia have become more substantial and complex since the foundation was established in 1994. But there is a large gap between the importance of Asia to New Zealand...

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The current volatility in China's stock markets is not a reason to put aside expanding into China

The current volatility in China's stock markets is not a ...

What a bumpy start to the year for the global share markets due to China’s volatile share markets. On 7 January 2016, the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) made an urgent decision to suspend their “circuit breaker” mechanism. A UK friend commented to me this week that nowadays China cannot be...

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Slowdown tipped for China investment

Slowdown tipped for China investment

Crashing stockmarkets and a crackdown on cash leaving China could disrupt plans for development and investment in New Zealand.Economist Shamubeel Eaqub said the outflow of foreign investment from China was "massive" in 2015, but new rules and regulations would rein it in."They've really tightened up in terms of...

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Reality Check on China

Reality Check on China

When it comes to understanding the intricacies and inconsistencies of doing business in China, few can match the knowledge of Guangzhou-based lawyer and NZTE Beachheads advisor Jeremy Sargent. Sharing his personal experience on China with a gathering of exporters recently at NZTE’s Auckland office, he explained how he...

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