Subscribe To China Now

strategy

Beijing Announces Visa and FDI Incentives to Attract Foreign Talent

Beijing has announced new visa, residency, and foreign investment incentives in ...

read more
View all in strategy

finance

Understanding Legal Proceedings in China

For foreign investors running businesses in China, it is very likely that they would ...

read more
View all in finance

profile

Auckland Airport sees 92% surge in Chinese tourists

Auckland Airport sees 92% surge in Chinese tourists in February as annual figures hold ...

read more
View all in profile

commentary

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 ...

read more
View all in commentary

general

Mandarin language assistants welcomed

Forty eight Mandarin Language Assistants were officially welcomed to New Zealand ...

read more
View all in general

Commentary

China's "One Belt, One Road" Initiative

China's "One Belt, One Road" Initiative

With a decade of unprecedented economic growth, China is now entering a new era of economic, social and political development, impacted by its new position as the world’s second largest economy, with a booming middle class population but crippling environmental concerns. China is now focusing more on the quality of...

read more

The Housing Fund in China – What Investors Need to Know

The Housing Fund in China – What Investors Need to Know

In China, the Housing Fund is a particular kind of social insurance that stands out from the other types of welfare, both in the way it is regulated and administered. Established in 1999, the fund allows Chinese employees to save money towards purchasing their own house, thus representing one of the means to ensure social...

read more

China: A growing, strengthening relationship

China: A growing, strengthening relationship

China is now New Zealand’s number one export destination. While agribusiness, services and smart manufacturing solutions all feature, unsurprisingly food and beverage - New Zealand’s largest category in China - has the most representation. Recently, New Zealand’s profile in this sector has been driven...

read more

China “Going Green”

China “Going Green”

In 2013, China consumed half of the world’s coal. As a result, China’s population has become increasingly vocal about their anxiety surrounding the state of the country’s environment and ever-rising pollution levels. Earlier this year, a former news anchor and environmental journalist, Chai Jing, produced a...

read more

B2C cross-border online sales

B2C cross-border online sales

Online sales in China continue to grow at a remarkable rate. Chinese nationals that have holidayed, studied, and shared social media experiences with friends about New Zealand have a growing affinity towards premium Kiwi produce. New Zealand companies can access this increasingly affluent and international Chinese consumer...

read more

Good news China invests here

Good news China invests here

Investment by China in New Zealand has increased, there's more to come, and every reason it should grow yet. Start with the finalists under the DLA Piper Award for Investment with China, at this year's HSBC NZ China Trade Association Business Awards, which featured a significant group of Chinese investors. They have...

read more

Preparation and perseverance key for China

Preparation and perseverance key for China

In 1993 New Zealand’s exports to China were $391 million; in 2003 they were $1.36 billion; and by 2013 had risen to nearly $10 billion. Export sales to the Greater China Region now represent 25 percent of the total New Zealand exports. Recently, there has also been considerable coverage on the so-called slow-down in...

read more

Minister opens NZ primary sector Shanghai office

Minister opens NZ primary sector Shanghai office

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce has officially opened the Shanghai office of Primary Collaboration New Zealand (PCNZ) – a coalition of New Zealand food and beverage companies pooling their expertise in China. Mr Joyce, who is currently visiting Shanghai to foster business ties between New Zealand and...

read more

Managing market access barriers at the Chinese border

Managing market access barriers at the Chinese border

Border agencies, namely China Customs and Commodity, Inspection and Quarantine (CIQ) are rolling out trade facilitation reform measures. Whilst this has been more prevalent in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone the reform measures will eventually be implemented China-wide. Simplifying import procedures and...

read more

China a ‘priority’ for NZ Film Commission as co-production agreements languish

China a ‘priority’ for NZ Film Commission as ...

The New Zealand Film Commission, the government entity tasked with supporting the local film sector, is putting more emphasis on building links to China, which local film-makers have largely ignored. Chief executive Dave Gibson is in China where the commission has its first official presence at the Beijing Film Festival,...

read more

New Zealand cracks top five preferred overseas study destinations for China’s wealthy

New Zealand cracks top five preferred overseas study ...

Work to raise awareness of New Zealand as offering high quality and personalised education in a “boutique” setting has been paying off for ENZ’s China Team, as New Zealand this year cracked the top five preferred overseas study destinations for China’s wealthy, as surveyed by the influential Hurun...

read more

Is China becoming normal

Is China becoming normal

We have been hearing a lot about the ‘new normal’ here in China over the past few months. President Xi Jinping and others have been using the term to let everyone know that the heady days of double-digit GDP growth are over and that we need to get used to the idea that lower growth rates will be the...

read more