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

There has been much criticism of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) ...

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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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Chinese travel service platform launched to boost regional tourism

Christchurch Airport announced on 31 August the launch of a South Island Travel Store ...

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Launch of Jade Carving delegation to New Zealand

Introduction •    I am delighted to be in attendance here today ...

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Mandarin language assistants welcomed

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

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Strategy

SMEs in China and How to Manage One: Part I

SMEs in China and How to Manage One: Part I

Twenty early business lessons from a China entrepreneur. Lessons 1-5: From tenacity to bulkhead financing. One of the phenomena that crops up after a long career in China is the style of the questions that get asked. When once it was questions over taxes for representative offices, the impact of WTO accession, or...

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Chinese Negotiating Best Practices: The Chinese BATNA

Chinese Negotiating Best Practices: The Chinese BATNA

BATNA Basics: You’ve always got alternatives, even if they are unattractive. BATNA is your Best Alternative to No Agreement. It’s your condition when the counter-party you are negotiating with gives you a final and definitive NO. If you have a mediocre job and are talking with a new firm about a better...

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China’s HR Market: How Much Are Your Employees Worth?

China’s HR Market: How Much Are Your Employees Worth?

While 10 years ago, China’s low-cost labor force was one of the major drivers pushing foreign manufacturers to choose the emerging nation as their production base, nowadays China’s human resource (HR) market is witnessing significant changes alongside its developing industrial landscape. But while it is widely...

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Brain Power: China as a base for R&D

Brain Power: China as a base for R&D

MNCs are falling for China’s potential as a base for R&D, and Shanghai is leading the way   By Sophie Chen   According to incomplete statistics from China’s Ministry of Commerce, by March 2010 China had more than 1,200 R&D centres set up by MNCs. Driven by a market of over 1.3bn...

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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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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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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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