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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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Mayor Phil Goff honoured at HSBC NZCTA China Business Awards

New Zealand-China Council Award for Outstanding Contribution to the New Zealand-China ...

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China’s SOE Reforms: What the Latest Round of Reforms Mean for...

China’s SOE Reforms: What the Latest Round of Reforms Mean for the Market ...

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Mandarin language assistants welcomed

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

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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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