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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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Governor-General Officially Opens China-New Zealand Garden

Governor-General Officially Opens China-New Zealand Garden

Amberley’s new China-New Zealand Garden was officially opened on Saturday 2 December by the Governor-General, Her Excellency The Right Honourable Dame Patsy Reddy. The opening of the garden cements the sister district relationship forged between the Hubei, Changping and Hurunui Districts and acted as a dual celebration...

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Huawei to give away 100 pianos in competition to promote music in schools

Huawei to give away 100 pianos in competition to promote ...

A piano was almost "mobbed" by children in one of New Zealand's poorest communities after it was donated to the local school by a Chinese telecoms company. Huawei, the world's biggest telecommunication equipment manufacturer, donated the piano to decile-1 Rongomai School in the Auckland suburb of Otara to launch a...

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Huawei New Zealand to upskill young Kiwi ICT professionals

Huawei New Zealand to upskill young Kiwi ICT professionals

10 students from three leading New Zealand universities have won places on a two-week ICT training course in China under Huawei New Zealand’s Seeds for the Future programme. Seeds for the Future selects high-achieving students from around the world to visit Huawei’s headquarters to gain practical insights into the...

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Young and Daring: The Welly Edit

Young and Daring: The Welly Edit

Few buzzwords generate as much excitement as ‘start-up’. There was definitely excitement and energy in the air as young professionals and creative enthusiasts with an interest in China gathered in Wellington for Young and Daring: The Welly Edit. The idea for Young and Daring came up during a coffee chat between...

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Catching up with Western China: New Zealand's newest diplomatic challenge

Catching up with Western China: New Zealand's newest ...

On 15 June, the Wellington Branch of NZCFS and the New Zealand China Trade Association hosted New Zealand Consul-General to West China, Alistair Crozier, in conjunction with the New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre, and the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs Wellington Branch. Alistair spoke of New...

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Heart of the Long White Cloud campaign launches in China

Heart of the Long White Cloud campaign launches in China

New videos featuring major Chinese social influencers are the latest phase of a PR and marketing campaign promoting the Wellington, Tasman, Nelson and Marlborough regions called Heart of the Long White Cloud.  Wu Ershan, a leading film director, and Shu Qiao, a wine and food broadcaster, feature in a series of eight...

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NZTE-supported coalition succeeding in China

NZTE-supported coalition succeeding in China

New Zealand King Salmon joins forces with Primary Collaboration New Zealand to undertake supply to China. Who would have thought five years ago that NZTE would be behind the establishment and now growth of a group of NZ Primary Producers in China? Back in 2012 at the inaugural New Zealand Primary Sector Boot Camp (Te Hono) at...

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New Zealand King Salmon joins forces with PCNZ to undertake supply to China

New Zealand King Salmon joins forces with PCNZ to ...

Primary Collaboration New Zealand (Shanghai) Co Ltd (PCNZ) has signed a deal with Top of the South based New Zealand King Salmon to support the launch and development of their brands in China. After several months PCNZ was selected as the preferred partner to meet the opportunities in this challenging market.  “We...

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Valuable chilled meat agreement with China

Valuable chilled meat agreement with China

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Trade Minister Todd McClay have welcomed a Memorandum of Cooperation that allows for the export of chilled meat into China, calling it a big win for exporters. “This is a fantastic step forward for New Zealand’s red meat sector, and a sign of the great relationship we...

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Shanghai Becomes First City in Mainland China to Grant Foreign Domestic Workers Residency

Shanghai Becomes First City in Mainland China to Grant ...

On March 31, Shanghai became the first city in mainland China to grant a residence permit to a foreign worker providing domestic services. The development is notable given the Chinese government’s usual reluctance to grant foreigners visas for unskilled labor, and reaffirms Shanghai’s status as the...

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New measures to facilitate Chinese travel

New measures to facilitate Chinese travel

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse and Customs Minister Nicky Wagner have announced three new initiatives to make it easier for Chinese visitors to come to New Zealand. “China is New Zealand’s second largest market and has made a valued contribution to the strong growth in New Zealand international visitor...

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E-commerce arrangement to benefit digital sector

E-commerce arrangement to benefit digital sector

Trade Minister Todd McClay says the electronic-commerce arrangement signed with China in late March will help New Zealand’s digital exports rise up the value chain and has the potential to be a big win for the wider digital economy.“E-commerce provides enormous potential for businesses to sell high-quality goods...

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