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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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Ten Highlights of China’s Commercial Sector for 2011

Ten Highlights of China’s Commercial Sector for 2011

The Li & Fung Research Centre have once again assembled their panel of experts to identify and comment on the trends that will shape doing business in China in the year ahead. China’s consumer market has demonstrated strong resilience in the post-crisis era. The year 2011 marks the beginning of China’s...

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Into the Rabbit Hole

Into the Rabbit Hole

How did business fare in 2010, and what’s coming up for foreign enterprises in China in 2011? Hear from players in three Chinese industries that should be of interest to New Zealand businesses: the food and beverage industry, the manufacturing industry and the ecommerce industry. By Sophie Che (Shanghai Business...

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Selling and Distributing in China without a Legal Presence

Selling and Distributing in China without a Legal Presence

In this article Chris Devonshire-Ellis, of Dezan Shira & Associates, considers ways for SMEs (without decades of China-experience or an unlimited China-budget) to be successful at selling in China As I travel a lot globally (last month India and the United States, this month China and Europe), I’m seeing a lot...

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The Perils of Cross Border Contracts

The Perils of Cross Border Contracts

What is a contract and what is it for? If two parties disagree on the answer to this question, how can they work together to produce a valid and functional legal document? By Francesco Giraldi and Giovanni Scognamiglio Cross Border Contract Drafting Contracts should describe a meeting of two wills, in terms that...

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How to Crack China

How to Crack China

by Mitch Cosani and Charles Avery. Switching your sourcing to the world’s third largest economy can save you 30%. But getting in there is no easy matter. China’s development has been one of the great marvels of the modern age. Its output was regarded as a mere statistical anomaly on the international...

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Made in China: From Small Labels to Big Possibilities

Made in China: From Small Labels to Big Possibilities

Thanks to our good friends at The China Sourcing Blog, this excellent article considers China's prominence as a sourcing destination and offers advice for formulating your "Made in China" strategy. The words 'Made in China' can be found everywhere, from the labels on basic necessities such as clothing to the...

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Product Development: Partnering with factories in China

Product Development: Partnering with factories in China

Renaud Anjoran from Quality Inspection Blog simplifies the Chinese manufacturing landscape by distinguishing between three types of factories in China and he goes on to offer some sage advice for when dealing with each type. Most Chinese factories are very good at reproducing a physical sample…and not as good at...

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My logo is bigger than your logo! The culture of Chinese consumerism.

My logo is bigger than your logo! The culture of Chinese ...

In this article, Rand Han from Littleredbook takes us on an irreverant journey into the heart of Chinese consumerism and explores the driving forces behind China’s voracious appetite for luxury goods. Take note niche, high-end New Zealand manufacturers. One billion material girls…for the single man, both a...

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SMEs in China: Much Opportunity But Little Room For Error

SMEs in China: Much Opportunity But Little Room For Error

Dan Harris and Simon Malinowski from the acclaimed China Law Blog share some insight into the common pitfalls SMEs face when doing business in China. SMEs going into China simply cannot afford big mistakes. Generally, they have to get things right the first time. It is with that in mind that Technomic Asia's Business...

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China Joint Ventures: Legal Due Diligence

China Joint Ventures: Legal Due Diligence

Part Two of the China-Briefing.com “Joint Ventures as a Strategic Investment” series. Legal due diligence is a complex and contentious issue when it comes to joint ventures in China. Many investors seem to regard it as a waste of time and money; they’ve developed a relationship with an existing supplier,...

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China Joint Ventures as Strategic Investment

China Joint Ventures as Strategic Investment

The debate over joint ventures has been going on since China opened up to the West. For some companies, JVs are a cheap way of entering the China market, others see a useful potential in the partner’s production facilities and workforce. While there is a measure of truth in all arguments, the sensible application of due...

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STRATEGY: Telling stronger export stories

STRATEGY: Telling stronger export stories

Communicating your message and selling your product/service in a foreign market like China is about more than simply marketing, it’s a matter of clever strategy. Chris Wilson, Director of All Told, recently addressed an audience at the Wellington City Council’s Shanghai Expo Workshop. His message is clear and...

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