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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 ...

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China to Simplify Business Registration for Foreign Investors

China will simplify business registration procedures for foreign-invested ...

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‘Team Wellington’ says Ni hao to China

The number of Chinese visitors to central New Zealand is set to grow, following a new ...

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Update on the New Zealand-China FTA Upgrade

Negotiations to upgrade the New Zealand-China Free Trade Agreement are now in their ...

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Mandarin language assistants welcomed

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

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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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Our China footprint

Our China footprint

By Hon Tim Groser, Minister of Trade.  Let's try to agree on one simple point: making sure we have the right people in the right places overseas to advance New Zealand's external economic, political, development assistance and other interests is a classic example of a "work in progress". By definition,...

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Kick-starting your China Venture

Kick-starting your China Venture

By Jan Bierman.  Breaking into the China market successfully can seem like a daunting task for companies with limited or no experience of doing business there. The China market is several degrees more nuanced and complex than new market entrants initially expect, and they can find their China success stymied through a...

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Experience and Insights on Trading with China

Experience and Insights on Trading with China

PwC has kindly provided us with access to their survey on market access and trading with China. The government has set a goal of attaining annual trade between New Zealand and China of NZ$ 20 billion by 2015. A significant portion of this will be in exports. Over 100 New Zealand producers and exporters attended PwC's...

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Heaven on Earth in Hangzhou

Heaven on Earth in Hangzhou

By David Thomas One of my favourite trips last year was the short one day visit to Hangzhou, an up and coming industry powerhouse hub in China and often known for its beauty and charms. Located in southeast China in Zhejiang province, with a population of around 8.8million, Hangzhou is the provincial capital and as such,...

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Enforcing intellectual property rights in China

Enforcing intellectual property rights in China

Anton Blijlevens and Cici Cui report on China’s latest efforts to promote the protection of intellectual property within its borders. Are these efforts enough to give Kiwi exporters renewed confidence? To increase inward investment and boost the confidence of holders of Chinese intellectual property rights (IPRs),...

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Video: Adapting to the speed of the Chinese market

Video: Adapting to the speed of the Chinese market

From NZTE Entering the Chinese market is like driving on the autobahn at full speed with your lights on low beam: Exhilarating but dangerous. That's according to the Chief Executive of the Sealord Group Graham Stuart. Click HERE to watch.

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