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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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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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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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