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Intellectual Property in China: Laws and Registration Procedures

Intellectual property protection in China remains a major concern for foreign ...

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Trade war will not derail China’s promise to open up its...

Road maps, timetables ‘already very clear’ and will be implemented, ...

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Queenstown Tourism leaders head to China ahead of the 2019...

Queenstown Mayor Jim Boult and the team at Destination Queenstown have been to ...

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Why New Zealand is part of China's Singles' Day - the biggest...

Most New Zealanders don't know it, but 11 November is China's biggest shopping day of ...

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Mandarin language assistants welcomed

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

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Intellectual Property in China: Laws and Registration Procedures

Intellectual Property in China: Laws and Registration ...

Intellectual property protection in China remains a major concern for foreign businesses and a key target for establishment reforms. In March 2018, the National People’s Congress approved setting up the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), which governs China’s National Intellectual...

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How Foreign Investors and Traders in China can Profit from the Belt and Road Initiative

How Foreign Investors and Traders in China can Profit from ...

There has been much criticism of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in terms of how much money China will leave on the table for foreign participation in project contracts and infrastructure build among the 70 odd nations who have signed up MoU’s to China’s BRI. Diplomats have been put into...

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  Investing in Guangdong Easier for Foreign Firms after New Incentives Announced

Investing in Guangdong Easier for Foreign Firms after ...

On September 13, South China’s Guangdong province announced a series of investment incentives and cost-cutting measures to offset the impact of the worsening trade war with the US. The measures, outlined in the Policy Measures for Expanding Opening-up and Using Foreign Investment, consist of...

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The Belt and Road Initiative A New Zealand Appraisal

The Belt and Road Initiative A New Zealand Appraisal

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) presents a unique challenge of responding to a Chinese led initiative that could be a platform for furthering regional development and New Zealand’s economic relations with China but one that remains ambiguous, has divided international opinion and that potentially runs counter to some...

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China’s City Clusters: The Plan to Transform the Country into 19 Super-regions

China’s City Clusters: The Plan to Transform the Country ...

The scale of China’s urbanization over the past four decades is a staggering feat in human history. In 1978, the year in which China started its policy of ‘reform and opening-up’, the urban population was just over 171 million – 17.9 percent of the total population. In 2016, the urban...

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Agency takes risk out of operating in China

Agency takes risk out of operating in China

You're a company feeling its way in China when you get a call that a shipment of seafood is held up at the border. You don't speak Chinese and don't know your way around customs regulations. It's the sort of potential calamity that confronts many companies, and the reason why some have grouped themselves within a Kiwi agency...

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Beijing Announces Visa and FDI Incentives to Attract Foreign Talent

Beijing Announces Visa and FDI Incentives to Attract ...

Beijing has announced new visa, residency, and foreign investment incentives in a bid to attract top overseas talent to its high-tech Zhongguancun Science Park. Those who qualify for the incentives will benefit from longer visa terms and permanent residence status – also known as China’s green...

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How China’s best performing brands localise for the China market

How China’s best performing brands localise for the ...

In recent years ‘localisation’ has been one of the buzzwords for foreign brands entering China. Mark Tanner explains how true localisation is one way brands can ensure they are still competitive. Out of every 100 people you pass on the average street in China, 12 of them will be obese. Yet if you find yourself in...

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China Work Permits: Are You an A, B, or C Tier Talent?

China Work Permits: Are You an A, B, or C Tier Talent?

China’s new work permit system for foreigners was rolled out nationwide on April 1 this year. Under the new framework, the previous Alien Employment Permit and the Foreign Expert Permit have been combined into a single work permit, issued to any foreigner eligible to take up work in China.The changes to the system...

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Chinese Visitor Insight online tools available

Chinese Visitor Insight online tools available

Webinars and online modules are now available to help tourism operators meet the needs and preferences of the increasing number of independent Chinese travellers, covering topics such as product development, social media and accommodation.The web resources reflect research conducted for the China Visitor Insight programme,...

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The evolution of China’s E-commerce marketplaces

The evolution of China’s E-commerce marketplaces

China is the world’s largest e-commerce market.  The number of online shoppers in China surpassed 417 million in 2015, hitting US$590 billion in online retail transactions. Not only has online shopping grown more than 12 times over the past five years, e-commerce contributed almost 30% of China’s GDP growth...

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Golf tourism in New Zealand

Golf tourism in New Zealand

Forward HQ has undertaken research on behalf of Auckland International Airport, ATEED & MBIE on Golf tourism in New Zealand. The key points are listed below.To download the full report, please click here.• Golf tourism in New Zealand is in its infancy– Opportunity for future growth with very high value...

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