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The Belt and Road Initiative A New Zealand Appraisal

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) presents a unique challenge of responding to a ...

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China to Simplify Business Registration for Foreign Investors

China will simplify business registration procedures for foreign-invested ...

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First foundations laid for China-NZ Year of Tourism

• 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism website launched in August. • ...

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What Kiwis really think about China: Research

New research shows New Zealanders have positive views about our relationship with ...

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Mandarin language assistants welcomed

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

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First foundations laid for China-NZ Year of Tourism

First foundations laid for China-NZ Year of Tourism

• 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism website launched in August. • Government investing $500,000 in Te Papa’s Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality exhibition. • China-New Zealand Year of Tourism is an initiative aiming to deepen relationships so both countries can achieve their tourism...

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CHINA - $36 million of export receipts

CHINA - $36 million of export receipts

NZ Organic company exhibitors had a fantastic promotional event in Shanghai. 30 persons from 15 organisations made the journey from New Zealand to participate in the largest New Zealand organic product pavilion ever.  We were supported with funding from MPI to ensure that as "Country of the Year" New Zealand...

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‘Team Wellington’ says Ni hao to China

‘Team Wellington’ says Ni hao to China

The number of Chinese visitors to central New Zealand is set to grow, following a new partnership between Wellington’s largest tourism organisations that will see a $2.5million funding boost to grow tourism to the region over the next five years.Funds from the partnership between WREDA, Te Papa, Kiwirail, Weta Studio...

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New Zealand near top of bucket list for Chinese tourists

New Zealand near top of bucket list for Chinese tourists

Research for a hotel booking site shows New Zealand is near the top of the wish list for Chinese visitors and reveals the ancient beliefs that help influence where they want to stay. This country ranks third equal with France in the list of where first-time Chinese tourists would like to visit during the next 12 months,...

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Hui Māori Collective to launch in China via e-commerce platform

Hui Māori Collective to launch in China via e-commerce ...

The Minister for Māori Development, the Hon Nanaia Mahuta, announced on 28 June the first Māori business collective to have a presence on one of China’s main e-commerce platforms, Tmall Global, which is part of the Alibaba Group. “The Hui Māori Collective comprises 13 companies which together sell a range of...

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Resurgent Chinese visitors offset lethargic tourism sector

Resurgent Chinese visitors offset lethargic tourism sector

A resurgence of Chinese visitors is a highlight for the domestic tourism sector, which economists say may be in a lull after a last year’s spike during the British and Irish Lions tour. Government figures recently showed the number of Chinese arrivals rose 11 percent to almost 445,000 in the year ended April 30,...

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Ohmio signs US$20 Million investment deal with Chinese city

Ohmio signs US$20 Million investment deal with Chinese city

New Zealand company, HMI Technologies/Ohmio, signs US$20 Million investment deal with Chinese city, Heshan. HMI Technologies/Ohmio announces a US$20 Million investment agreement with the Heshan Industrial City Management Committee to establish an Ohmio manufacturing plant for Autonomous Vehicles and an Artificial Intelligence...

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Foreign Affairs Minister concludes successful China visit

Foreign Affairs Minister concludes successful China visit

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters ended a three day visit to China with an agreement for future high level visits between the two countries to maintain and build on the bilateral relationship. Mr Peters was the first coalition government Minister to visit to China this term.The Minister held...

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Ministers grant overseas investment consent

Ministers grant overseas investment consent

Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage and Associate Finance Minister David Clark have granted an application under the Overseas Investment Act 2005 for Cresswell NZ Ltd to purchase land to expand the existing Otakiri Springs water bottling plant near Whakatane.The decision is conditional on the company providing an...

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China, New Zealand to develop kiwifruit gene pool

China, New Zealand to develop kiwifruit gene pool

China and New Zealand have agreed to develop a kiwifruit gene pool in southwest China's Sichuan Province over the next five years, to enhance research cooperation on the popular fruit. A joint laboratory was officially launched by the Sichuan Provincial Academy of Natural Resources Science and the New Zealand Plant and Food...

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New partnership to grow Chinese tourism in NZ

New partnership to grow Chinese tourism in NZ

Christchurch Airport and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) have signed a memorandum of understanding which will help New Zealand businesses tap into Chinese e-commerce platform Alibaba. The MOU will see the parties work together to help small to medium sized Kiwi businesses from both regions sell...

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Growing Sichuan peppers in the Waikato

Growing Sichuan peppers in the Waikato

Many gardeners and food growers enjoy tending to unusual plants. They like the challenge and don't seem to mind uncertain outcomes. In many cases, figuring out how to nurture, then harvest, process and cook unusual crops are much-anticipated milestones in a gardener's life. Needless to say, when it all works according to...

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