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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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Wellington education boost follows China agreement

Wellington education boost follows China agreement

Wellington has established an important gateway to China, with the signing on 22 July of a formal Education Exchange Agreement between Wellington and Xiamen city in Fujian Province, China. These two internationally-focused cities, both coastal cities ringed by hills, will celebrate the 30th year of their Sister-City...

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NZ-China Research Collaboration Centres announced

NZ-China Research Collaboration Centres announced

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has announced the successful applicants to host three New Zealand-China Research Collaboration Centres, supported through New Zealand’s Catalyst Fund for international science collaboration.The centres will enable better scientific engagement with China, bringing together...

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NZ open to Chinese investment: John Key

NZ open to Chinese investment: John Key

In a room representing more than $100 billion worth of Chinese wealth, Prime Minister John Key has moved to assure China's heaviest hitters that New Zealand is open for investment. His comments were delivered at a Chinese business networking event in Beijing, alongside Alibaba billionaire Jack Ma, who also announced the next...

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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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