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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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China’s e-commerce giant takes on the World

China’s e-commerce giant takes on the World

Over the last couple of years many New Zealand businesses have become aware of the online shopping phenomenon in China. Spurred on by consumer demand for quality and variety and accelerated further in recent years by growth in Internet access via smartphones, the online shopping Tsunami has grown bigger and more powerful. And...

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China declares no new coal mines for next three years

China declares no new coal mines for next three years

China announced plans recently to halt new coal mine approvals for the next three years, and close 1,000 coal mines as part of its fight against air pollution. The announcement, made in a speech by the Head of China’s National Energy Administration at the annual meeting of energy planners, also includes plans to further...

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NZ/China PhD scholarships programme

NZ/China PhD scholarships programme

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce announced on 2 November 2015 the resumption of a reciprocal research scholarships programme with China that will award up to 40 PhD scholarships over 2016/2017. The Doctoral Research Scholarships programme was launched alongside the New Zealand/China Free...

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NZ welcomes China’s support for Ross Sea MPA

NZ welcomes China’s support for Ross Sea MPA

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed China’s announcement that it could support a Ross Sea region marine protected area (MPA). “New Zealand has been working closely with all parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) to develop an MPA that balances...

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Does China Need The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?

Does China Need The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?

The recently announced agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has caused great concern and debate about its impact on China. The dominant view, including the official reaction, is that China’s exports will be negatively affected by the TPP since its members enjoy low tariffs among themselves. The loss in...

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China to 2020

China to 2020

The year 2016 marks the beginning of China’s 13th Five Year Plan (2016-2020) - the key national planning document.  China’s 1st Five Year Plan (FYP) was enacted in 1953 and since then the FYP has become the blueprint for China’s political, economic and social development. The 12th FYP (2011-2015) was...

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Trading with a giant

Trading with a giant

A copy of “The Implications of New Zealand’s Free Trade Agreement with China”, a research paper by Helena Quinn, New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington is available by clicking . For a copy of the paper, please click on the link below…...

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Chinese mega-star on-board with safer driving messages

Chinese mega-star on-board with safer driving messages

A Chinese reality TV star’s plea for tourists to take care while driving in New Zealand will help spread the road safety message in one of our most popular tourist markets, Ministers Paula Bennett and Craig Foss say.The five minute video, released in China, is fronted by Huang Lei, the star of China’s number one...

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China is modernising, not westernising

China is modernising, not westernising

I've recently returned from a week in Hong Kong and Singapore attending Board Meetings and conducting fund manager visits in my role as an Advisory Board Member of the Emerging Markets Masters Fund. The main topic at every meeting was the investment and economic outlook for China, particularly after the recent market falls...

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Mayoral mission nets $20 million in immediate benefits

Mayoral mission nets $20 million in immediate benefits

Mayor Len Brown has hailed a recent mayoral mission to Singapore and China as an overwhelming success, with benefits to local businesses of at least $20 million. The Mayor and Brett O’Riley, Chief Executive of Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED) visited Singapore and China during early...

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More Asian languages in schools

More Asian languages in schools

Twenty-two groups of schools have won funding to establish new Mandarin, Japanese or Korean programmes, or expand existing ones, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced on 11 August. The Government established the $10 million Asian Language Learning in Schools contestable fund last year to increase the provision of...

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Dissecting China’s dairy RUMOUR machine

Dissecting China’s dairy RUMOUR machine

It’s not too much of a stretch to view the recent Children Baby Maternity Industry Expo (CBME) in Shanghai as a reflection of the challenges New Zealand exporters face in China – or to a greater or lesser degree, anywhere in the world for that matter. The CBME this year was held in soaring temperatures and...

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