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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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Q&A with John McKinnon

Q&A with John McKinnon

John McKinnon, the new Executive Director at the Asia New Zealand Foundation, has been a diplomat and government official for most of his life. He has wide professional experience in dealing with Asian countries through his work at both the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defence, where he recently finished...

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Your New Zealand Oasis in China: Shanghai’s New Zealand Central

Your New Zealand Oasis in China: Shanghai’s New Zealand ...

The New Zealand Central (NZC) business hub, in one of Shanghai’s most prestigious locations, offers Kiwi companies a one-stop office, board room and events facility, in the world’s fastest-growing market. Opened by Prime Minister John Key in April 2009, New Zealand Central offers custom-fitted premium business...

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New Zealand – China Trade Update Part 1

New Zealand – China Trade Update Part 1

By Kefeng Chu - Director, China Operations at NZTE Wellington Welcome to the first in a new series of articles from New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE), New Zealand’s economic development and trade promotion agency. NZTE’s job is to make a difference for New Zealand by helping businesses grow bigger,...

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Fonterra to Invest in Two New Farms in China

Fonterra to Invest in Two New Farms in China

Fonterra recently unveiled the next step in its strategy to build a high-quality, sustainable fresh local milk supply in China, announcing plans to develop two new large-scale dairy farms in Hebei province. Chief Executive Theo Spierings made the announcement at the official opening of Fonterra’s second farm in...

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NZ Jewellery Designers win contract to design for major Chinese jewellery brand

NZ Jewellery Designers win contract to design for major ...

Wellington jewellery designers, The Inspired Collection have just signed a contract with major Chinese jewellery company, Hiersun to create an exclusive collection for the Chinese market. The collection will feature in more than 200 of Hiersun’s ‘I Do’ branded stores throughout China. The...

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NZCTA Comvita Profile

NZCTA Comvita Profile

NZCTA Comvita Profile By Julie Chadwick, Communications Manager, Comvita New Zealand Limited Enquiries to: Julie.Chadwick@comvita.com Comvita is a publicly-listed, global natural health and beauty products company with a strong New Zealand heritage. The Company was founded in 1974 by Claude Stratford at the...

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MBA student teams investigate opportunities in southern China

MBA student teams investigate opportunities in southern China

By Paul Hoskin Export opportunities for New Zealand companies are immense in southern China, but the risks of a poorly planned and executed market entry plan or growth strategy can be high. Thorough and objective investigation of the market and opportunity is necessary. Engaging with New Zealand businesses to perform...

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China-Australia Trade: As Much About Machinery as Resources

China-Australia Trade: As Much About Machinery as Resources

The China-Australia trade relationship is well-known for the flow of natural resources from Australia to China. Yet in the other direction, China has in the last decade become the leading supplier to Australia of machinery and electronic equipment. The two bubble charts below in Figure 1 illustrates the progress that China...

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Grand Designs: an Italian master class for collaborating with China

Grand Designs: an Italian master class for collaborating ...

Italian Minister Renato Brunetta outlines how Italy is fostering innovation with China. The Italian Minister for Administration and Innovation, Renato Brunetta, has become famous for his ‘Brunetta Reforms’, introducing systematic innovation into Italy’s public sector. The reforms were also the subject of...

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International Investors Flock to China’s Pig Breeding Market

International Investors Flock to China’s Pig Breeding ...

The surge in China’s pork prices between May and June may have increased the anti-inflation challenge facing Chinese politicians and undermined the confidence of middle class consumers, but it has also exposed a string of attractive business opportunities to international investors. Various companies – not only...

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Food Safety in China in 2011

Food Safety in China in 2011

The past few months have been a particularly active period for food safety issues in China. The fact that something is wrong with the food that we are eating in China adds a panicky element to these food scandals that have cropped up with worrying frequency in recent months. The fact that there is deliberate malfeasance...

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New China Sourcing Opportunities in China's Steel Industry

New China Sourcing Opportunities in China's Steel Industry

Chinese low-end steel products like billets and hot-rolled coils are no longer favourable targets for foreign buyers. Instead, China’s steel industry is becoming a higher value-added supply base. China is the world’s largest steel manufacturer and is still growing fast in terms of output, product range and...

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