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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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China to Simplify Business Registration for Foreign Investors

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

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Resurgent Chinese visitors offset lethargic tourism sector

A resurgence of Chinese visitors is a highlight for the domestic tourism sector, which ...

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Former New Zealand ambassador to China reflects on his time in...

We first visited Beijing in October 1976, just a few weeks after the death of Chairman ...

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Mandarin language assistants welcomed

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

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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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Introducing "Belt and Road Initiative: A Strategic Pathway"

Introducing "Belt and Road Initiative: A Strategic ...

Launch of Belt and Road Report: Introducing "Belt and Road Initiative: Strategic Pathway". Launch event remarks by Stephen Jacobi (New Zealand China Council) It is a pleasure to be able to join in launching this report today and I want to add my thanks to Colum Rice and the PwC team, as well as our other...

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NZ Organic Exporters to Show Off in Shanghai

NZ Organic Exporters to Show Off in Shanghai

18 organic exporters are making final adjustments to their marketing collateral and heading to the largest organic expo in all Asia. BioFach China, where New Zealand will be the Country of the Year. Mike McCarthy, Organic Exporters Chairman says this role has much honour associated with it. It is also the largest NZ organic...

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University of Canterbury partners with Chinese university

University of Canterbury partners with Chinese university

The University of Canterbury has signed an agreement with one of China’s top ranked research universities to collaborate on research and teaching. A delegation of Chinese dignitaries and academics from Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) Weihai, China, signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of...

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Auckland Airport sees 92% surge in Chinese tourists

Auckland Airport sees 92% surge in Chinese tourists

Auckland Airport sees 92% surge in Chinese tourists in February as annual figures hold strong. Auckland International Airport reported a 92 percent surge in Chinese arrivals in February, due to the timing of Chinese New Year, but New Zealand's biggest gateway is also benefitting from a consistent lift in visitors from China...

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NZ’s first avocado shipment arrives safely into China

NZ’s first avocado shipment arrives safely into China

The first airfreighted consignment of fresh New Zealand avocados has arrived safely into China, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) said on 7 February.  This follows agreement and signing of a protocol on phytosanitary requirements between New Zealand and China last November, and a technical audit of New...

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