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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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Ambassador Wu Xi's speech at the China Business Summit

E ngā mana, E ngā reo, E ngā rau rangatira mā, Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, ...

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Minister Parker Speech at the China Business Summit

Tēnā koutou katoa. Da jia hao. Good morning distinguished guests, ladies and ...

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Mandarin language assistants welcomed

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

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China Gets a Taste of Wellington’s Mojo

China Gets a Taste of Wellington’s Mojo

Wellington’s Mojo Coffee has taken to teaching Chinese the taste of real coffee through their boutique roaster café in Xi’an. “They do drink a lot of tea in China,” says Mojo founder Steve Gianoutsos who was on hand along with business partner Charlie Zheng, to check the coffee being served was...

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China Southern Airlines to fly between the South Island and China

China Southern Airlines to fly between the South Island ...

The South Island tourism industry has formed a partnership with Asia’s largest airline which will see a new year-round air service begin in December 2015. China Southern Airlines, in partnership with Christchurch Airport and the South Island tourism industry, has announced it will begin flying directly between...

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NZ-China science partnership celebrated

NZ-China science partnership celebrated

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce unveiled a plaque at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Guangzhou on 21 September in acknowledgment of the strength of science collaboration between New Zealand and China. The plaque represents the partnership between the Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health and New...

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Wellington secures kiwi product deal in China

Wellington secures kiwi product deal in China

An agreement earlier this year by a Wellington delegation to China led by Mayor Celia Wade-Brown has borne fruit with the launch of the Seashine Supermarket group’s first ‘New Zealand corner’. New Zealand products will be promoted in the supermarket chain across Xiamen and Fujian Province, occupying a...

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Spark responds to huge increase in mobile data consumption in China

Spark responds to huge increase in mobile data consumption ...

Spark announced last week that it has launched new Roaming Data Packs for 16 countries in response to a phenomenal increase in the amount of mobile data used by customers travelling overseas. The company has seen a more than 460-per cent increase in the total amount of mobile data used by...

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Pacific Aerospace gets huge profile boost in China

Pacific Aerospace gets huge profile boost in China

One hundred million Chinese are about to learn a whole lot more about New Zealand’s own Pacific Aerospace and its flagship aircraft, the P-750 XSTOL. Six high-profile Chinese celebrities – two actors, a singer, a fashion model, television host and businessman – filmed two episodes of ‘The Flying...

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On task for the inaugural New Zealand Chinese Language Week 7-13 September 2015

On task for the inaugural New Zealand Chinese Language ...

A message from co-chairs, Jo Coughlan and Raymond Huo.  We want to report we are making great progress on the upcoming inaugural New Zealand Chinese Language Week. A NZCLW website has been launched, http://nzclw.com, and we are now populating it with relevant resources and events. New Zealand Chinese Language...

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Xi Jinping Holds Talks with Governor-General Jerry Mateparae of New Zealand

Xi Jinping Holds Talks with Governor-General Jerry ...

On July 21 2015, President Xi Jinping held talks with Governor-General Jerry Mateparae of New Zealand at the Great Hall of the People. The two heads of state spoke highly of the development of China-New Zealand relations and agreed to keep working together for constant progress in the China-New Zealand comprehensive strategic...

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China Grants Foreign Talents Permanent Residence Permit

China Grants Foreign Talents Permanent Residence Permit

On July 1, the Shanghai Public Security Bureau Entry & Exit Department released a new regulation, relaxing the requirements for eligible foreign talents (experts) to obtain permanent residence permits. These individuals need to meet the following criteria: Yearly income of over RMB 600,000 (US$97,000) Yearly...

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NZ signs up to Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

NZ signs up to Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

New Zealand has formally become a founding member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank at a signing ceremony in Beijing on 29 June 2015, Finance Minister Bill English says. The Bank is a China-led initiative which is being established to address a gap in new infrastructure across Asia. “New Zealand...

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T&G officially opens new Shanghai office

T&G officially opens new Shanghai office

New Zealand-headquartered fresh produce group Turners & Growers (T&G) held an official launch of its China office in Shanghai on 20 May. Set up late last year, as reported on by Asiafruit, the office has already grown to accommodate a team of ten people. “T&G, through Delica, has been working with...

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China’s First Lady hosts Massey, Weta arts delegation

China’s First Lady hosts Massey, Weta arts delegation

China’s First Lady, Madame Peng Liyuan, wants stronger ties between China, Massey University and Weta Workhop following a reception she hosted in Beijing. Chancellor Chris Kelly, Vice-Chancellor Steve Maharey, College of Creative Arts Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Claire Robinson and senior university staff members...

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