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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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Mayor Phil Goff honoured at HSBC NZCTA China Business Awards

New Zealand-China Council Award for Outstanding Contribution to the New Zealand-China ...

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China’s SOE Reforms: What the Latest Round of Reforms Mean for...

China’s SOE Reforms: What the Latest Round of Reforms Mean for the Market ...

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Mandarin language assistants welcomed

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

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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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Christchurch NZ’s fastest growing entry point for Chinese

Christchurch NZ’s fastest growing entry point for Chinese

Christchurch Airport is still NZ’s fastest growing entry point for Chinese visitors. Christchurch Airport is preparing for its strongest Chinese New Year ever. Statistics show the airport’s Chinese visitor arrivals grew by 59% in December. In that month alone, we added 2,144 more Chinese visitor arrivals, more...

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Fiordland Lobster builds brand in China

Fiordland Lobster builds brand in China

The Fiordland Lobster Company is New Zealand’s largest exporter of live rock lobster, accounting for around one third of New Zealand’s live lobster exports. The company’s key market is China, where lobster is particularly popular for wedding banquets. The NZTE team in China has been working closely with...

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Chinese celebrity chef showcases Taupō to millions

Chinese celebrity chef showcases Taupō to millions

Taupō’s tourism attractions were featured in an episode of China’s most popular food and travel show, Chef Nic, that aired in China recently. More than 33.5 million viewers watched the show in which Chinese superstar chef Nicholas Tse is seen sailing on Lake Taupō and enjoying a hangi and cultural performance at...

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Trademonster celebrates sending 1 million parcels to China

Trademonster celebrates sending 1 million parcels to China

E-commerce has no boundaries and has enabled New Zealand to surpass one million retail parcels sent to China - through just one company. NZCTA Member (& 2017 HSBC NZCTA Awards finalist) Trademonster, an e-commerce firm which helps New Zealand businesses sell product on Chinese e-commerce sites such as Alibaba's Tmall and...

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Taking Golden Bay to Beijing

Taking Golden Bay to Beijing

From the remote South Island coastal community of Golden Bay, a natural health company born out of a deep connection with New Zealand Mother Nature, is thriving internationally. The growth of the family-owned BioBalance business – much like its products – is organic, with a brand story that even features an...

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NZ Brands Perform Well in Alibaba's Global Shopping Festival

NZ Brands Perform Well in Alibaba's Global Shopping Festival

New Zealand Brands Continue Strong Performance in Alibaba Group’s 2017 11.11 Global Shopping Festival.  The 11.11 Global Shopping Festival reported more than NZD36.81 billion in GMV. New Zealand brands including ecostore and Antipodes continued to see success.The first global order on Alibaba’s platform was...

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New Zealand avocados step closer to China

New Zealand avocados step closer to China

New Zealand is a significant step closer towards supplying fresh avocados to Chinese consumers and opening up access to a brand new market for our growers, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and New Zealand Avocado have announced. A series of technical discussions and the negotiation and signing of a protocol to agree...

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