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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

Is China Growing Too Big?

Is China Growing Too Big?

by Chris Devonshire-Ellis. For many years now, as I’ve traveled China on business, I’ve been skeptical of the GDP growth figures. From Shenzhen to Changchun and from Wuhan to Kashgar, via Chongqing, buildings have been going up, rather like mushrooms after a rain storm, as signs of the new prosperity and...

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Australia-China: Down under on the up

Australia-China: Down under on the up

While Australia has always shared significant ties with China in terms of trade and culture, this strategic relationship has become more important than ever before. Elaine Wu from Shanghai Business Review contemplates this ever evolving and ever relevant (to New Zealand) relationship. CHINA’S RELATIONSHIP WITH...

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MARKETING: Click to Add to Cart

MARKETING: Click to Add to Cart

China’s online retailing is growing rapidly despite the global slowdown, with overseas firms making a beeline for the sector, eager to tap into its vast potential. Although many countries were severely hit by an earlier global recession, China’s online retailing market appeared unaffected and even experienced...

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NZCTA: NZCTA Now!

NZCTA: NZCTA Now!

With apologies for plagiarising our other title but we thought it timely to bring members upto date with our activites and plans for the future. China moves forward remorselessly, about to become the World’s second biggest consumer market, leading (with some comfort) GDP growth amongst the nations of power,...

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NZCTA enters into partnership with Export New Zealand

Media release 7 April 2010 Export New Zealand welcomes new Asian partners Export New Zealand (a division of Business NZ) is optimising the growing opportunities in the Asian market today by entering partnerships with the New Zealand China Trade Association (NZCTA) and ASEAN New Zealand Combined Business Council...

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SECTOR: Second growth - China's wine industry

SECTOR: Second growth - China's wine industry

Chinese wine drinking has grown rapidly in recent years. Now local consumers are upgrading to better quality, imported wines. Hayleigh Davies of the Shanghai Business review explores this trend. Ernest Hemingway once said “Wine is the most civilised thing in the world.” If this is the case, China is...

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EXPORT OPINION: World Expo country rankings makes for interesting reading

EXPORT OPINION: World Expo country rankings makes for ...

By the time this newsletter hits your mailbox, it will be 41 more sleeps and counting to the World Expo 2010. For in-depth coverage of all things Expo I highly recommend World Expo Blog. This is in fact where I came across a ranking of the most anticipated country pavilions at the Expo. In early 2009 Millward Brown...

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LEGAL: How to start a business in China - WFOE

LEGAL: How to start a business in China - WFOE

As a new year refresher course or for those of you unfamiliar with the process of setting up a company in China, we offer the following guide kindly provided by Dan Harris of www.ChinaLawBlog.com. This post focuses on the forming of a Wholly Foreign Owned Entity (WFOE) in China. I am starting with this type of entity...

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SOURCING: Four simple steps for starting to do quality control

SOURCING: Four simple steps for starting to do quality ...

Renaud Anjoran of Sofeast, China-based quality control consultants, offers some practical advice for implementing and succeeding at quality control when dealing with Chinese suppliers. Some importers have been buying from China for many years, and yet they have never done quality control in a professional manner. The...

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MARKETING: Branding in China ~ The challenge of selling Starbucks coffee in a tea-drinking nation and other lessons

MARKETING: Branding in China ~ The challenge of selling ...

In 2009, Columbia Business School hosted a conference exploring branding in China and India. With a population of 1.3 billion, China presents an attractive market opportunity for many multinational companies, as well as some unique challenges in building and expanding a brand. Columbia Business School MBA student Daniel Spear...

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FEATURE: Ten Highlights of China's Commercial Sector 2009 - 2010

FEATURE: Ten Highlights of China's Commercial Sector 2009 ...

Each year Li & Fung Research Centre publish the authoritative and insightful "Ten Highlights" research report.  2009 was a testing year for China. Hit by the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, the country’s macroeconomic outlook has turned cloudier. We have witnessed more difficult...

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NZCTA: We need you!

NZCTA: We need you!

We need you! Or your China business questions to be more precise. NZCTA is a network of active and experience China business people and consultants, both in New Zealand and on the ground in China. Tap into this network by sending your Legal, Strategy, Marketing, Sourcing or Exporting question to us today. We'll...

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