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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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In step with China's Terracotta Warriors at Te Papa

The Terracotta Warriors are back and the 2300-year-old Chinese treasures have ...

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Rethinking tourism in the age of the independent Chinese tourist

A couple of years back, I stayed in a Christchurch hotel where all the signage was in ...

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Mandarin language assistants welcomed

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

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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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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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STRATEGY: What is the hardest part of doing business in China?

STRATEGY: What is the hardest part of doing business in ...

Andrew Hupert of China Solved ran a pair of surveys on Linkedin and has shared the results with us. One survey appeared on a set of Linkedin business groups with NO specific geographic orientation and asked, “What is the most difficult aspect of doing business?” Andrew broke down the deal process into 5...

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