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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 General Interest

Tax Toolkit: Tax reforms to NZ controlled foreign company ...

“The aim in developing this comprehensive reform has been to devise flexible rules that are consistent with the realities of the business environment and that help New Zealand businesses to expand their operations but keep their head offices in New Zealand” Finance and Revenue Ministers Dr Cullen and Peter Dunne....

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Trade Mission Report: In China, think as they think about us

By Gilbert Peterson I acknowledge to being a newcomer to the ways of China. I have only travelled there the once so far, as manager of the recent NZCTA/ EMA Trade Mission to Guangzhou and the Canton Fair in April. But there are advantages in fresh eyes, and first impressions may count. So allow me if you will a...

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Visa struggles

The Chinese government has recently tightened visa policies and heightened checks on foreigners' visa validity. If you are traveling to China for leisure, you are expected to show proof of round trip transportation (eg. flight tickets) and hotel reservations during visa application. Furthermore, it is no longer easy to simply...

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NZCTA Commentary: Kiwi experience in Shanghai, 2010

Shanghai Expo 2010 will be bigger and better than any before as befits holding it in a larger than life city such as Shanghai. Organisers estimate that over 70 million people will visit the expo between May and November 2010 and New Zealand has secured a prime site for its pavilion designed to cope with as many as...

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The fruits of Chinese innovation

Richard Fyers talks about agricultural innovation in China and about how foreign companies are becoming active providing technology and joint venturing in farming. He says the commercial and regulatory environment is challenging but the opportunities are big. I used to be nervous eating unpeeled apples and pears grown...

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EYe on China: Factoring taxes into the equation

Experts from Ernst & Young's Tax team discuss the Tax landscape in China and its inherent challenges and opportunities for New Zealand businesses. As the ink dries on the FTA, the respective Governments have done their part and it is time for business to take up the challenge of ensuring the China New Zealand Free...

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Mr. Victor, China Trader

The NZ Listener recently profiled NZCTA Honorary Executive Life Member, Victor Percival O.N.Z.M. This excellent article tells the story of Vic's early days as a China trader. Victor Percival saw nothing wrong in trading with the Communists – and the years have proved him right In the mid-1950s, it was...

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Prepare your China entry strategy - now! PART 2

In Part 2 of his exclusive article for China Now, Scott Brown, Managing Director of RedFern Associates, continues his discussion about why every New Zealand business should have a 'China Strategy'.  To read Part 1 please click here. The media has been telling us for some time now that the China is changing from...

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Export Opinion: Q&A with DHL Express General Manager

China Now talks to DHL Express General Manager, Derek Anderson. Are there any specific additional freight risks when importing or exporting to China, as opposed to markets with more advanced logistics systems (e.g. security, tracing goods, and damage)? How can these best be managed from New Zealand? Logistics is a...

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NZCTA Now

For the latest NZCTA news and details of upcoming events. Upcoming events URGENT: Please visit our events page for details and registration for our  member events in May. Shanghai Expo 2010 Breakfast & Lunch Click here for more details. Kiwi movie opportunity The...

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Tax: China aims to level playing field for business

Ernst & Young's Tax team explains how with recent amendments to China's tax laws, the Chinese government is creating a level playing field for all businesses.  You only have a few months to plan for radical tax changes in China, so there is no time to wait. The new rules came into force on 1 January 2008 and...

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Solid exporter support for FTA but advice and information ...

Exporters set their sights on China, but are looking for support to achieve success. A survey of more than 140 New Zealand exporters, by DHL, the world's leading express and logistics company, has found that 63 per cent of exporters stated a Free Trade Agreement with China would have a positive impact on their...

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