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Chinese Visitor Insight online tools available

Webinars and online modules are now available to help tourism operators meet the needs ...

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Understanding Legal Proceedings in China

For foreign investors running businesses in China, it is very likely that they would ...

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

Primary Collaboration New Zealand (Shanghai) Co Ltd (PCNZ) has signed a deal with Top ...

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"Chengdu Can Du ?" Innovation and start-up environment and...

As with other tier 1 and 1.5 cities, Chengdu is investing heavily into innovation and ...

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Mandarin language assistants welcomed

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

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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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Using WeChat to Grow Your Business in China

Using WeChat to Grow Your Business in China

In the world of mobile commerce, all eyes are on China. Even as China’s economy and overall retail sales growth drops, business-to-consumer (B2C) online sales are growing by 25 percent each year. Data gathered from iResearch in a March 2015 report states that China’s gross merchandise volume (GMV) of the mobile...

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Explore tempt Chinese tourists with designer holidays

Explore tempt Chinese tourists with designer holidays

Tourism operator Explore Group is developing a range of Chinese-friendly itineraries to entice tourists from China to New Zealand during the off peak season. The specially designed itineraries, which take in everything from conservation tours in the Bay of Islands through to visiting the Chocolate Éclair shop in Ohakune,...

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Understanding modern China vital for NZ

Understanding modern China vital for NZ

Understanding the complexities and dramatic changes shaping life in modern China is crucial for New Zealanders wanting to do business there, according to lecturers from Massey University’s Chinese language programme. Dr Liangni Sally Liu and Dr Michael Li, both Chinese-born migrants who have been here 14 years and...

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Keys to success for New Zealand businesses that choose to establish a social media profile in China

Keys to success for New Zealand businesses that choose to ...

The successes of social media, particularly for China, are well known. The Wall Street Journal notes that billions are invested into Chinese online startups, seeking to leverage on China’s 600m internet users and over 500m smartphone users. Success in China is a combination of increasing wealth, the rollout of...

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Dealing with Disruption: Thriving in China's "new normal"

Dealing with Disruption: Thriving in China's "new ...

How can China's CEOs turn disruption into value and attract as well as retain the right talent to drive business growth? What do businesses in China need in order to thrive in the "new normal"? Based on responses from China's CEOs to the 18th Annual Global CEO Survey, PwC has developed a summary report which...

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Benchmarking to other foreign invested companies

Benchmarking to other foreign invested companies

Stepping outside of the immediate New Zealand business community in China can offer a fresh perspective on what to expect. This is particularly so where your primary competition comes from other foreign invested enterprises that are doing business in China.   The US – China Business Council annual business...

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Social media in China

Social media in China

By Tim Parkman, Channel Director, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise: As with most things in China, the social media landscape can come as a culture shock to Kiwis. It’s vast, fast-paced, driven by mobile, and of course, online socialising happens in a different language. On top of that, its main channels (Weibo...

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Raise or Fold: Changing the Registered Capital of a Company in China

Raise or Fold: Changing the Registered Capital of a ...

By Rainy Yao, Maria Kotova and Matthew Zito: In China, the Company Law stipulates that all enterprises, foreign-invested or otherwise, must register a fixed level of operational capital with the relevant authorities—deemed the company’s “registered capital”—as part of the basic corporate...

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News for Brands in China

News for Brands in China

By Terence Ng (Partner) & Martin Thomson (Partner), DLA Phillips Fox: New Zealand companies wanting to establish their brands in China need to protect them.Over the years, Western corporates have been only too well aware of China’s poor track record in brand protection.  As of 1 May 2014, there is new...

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