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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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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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Opening of Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality

Ni Men Hao Ambassadors, my fellow MPs, Mayors, Good evening everyone and welcome to ...

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Young lawyers' China delegation has eye-opening visit

In August 2018 a group of young lawyers from around New Zealand who share a common ...

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Mandarin language assistants welcomed

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

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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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4Ps: key to unlocking the China market

4Ps: key to unlocking the China market

By Carol Cheng:  Chinese philosopher Laozi said, “A journey of one thousand miles begins with one step.” The first step towards success for businesses in China is taking the time to form an appropriate strategy. China is a huge market with great potential but can also be very complex and expensive....

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China’s Priorities: Education, Healthcare, Tourism

China’s Priorities: Education, Healthcare, Tourism

China’s Priorities – Education, Healthcare and Tourism By David Thomas: China’s 12th Five Year Plan (2011 – 2015) made some bold statements about the importance of education, healthcare and tourism to transform their services sector and improve the quality of life for the middle and upper classes....

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