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How China’s best performing brands localise for the China market

In recent years ‘localisation’ has been one of the buzzwords for foreign ...

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Understanding Legal Proceedings in China

For foreign investors running businesses in China, it is very likely that they would ...

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Taking Golden Bay to Beijing

From the remote South Island coastal community of Golden Bay, a natural health company ...

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eGates Open to Chinese Travellers

The first Chinese travellers to officially use the Customs eGates (formerly known as ...

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Mandarin language assistants welcomed

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

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NZCTA Southern Update - February

NZCTA Southern Update - February

By Michelle MacWilliam Christchurch celebrated the start of the Chinese New Year Year of the Horse – in grand style. With the year of the wooden horse meant to bring health and prosperity it is said to be an excellent time to travel, as the next 12 months will bring good luck. You are advised to mingle with the...

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NZCTA Southern Update

NZCTA Southern Update

2014 is here and we in the South Island look forward to increased prosperity and positive growth as the rebuild of the Christchurch and its flow on effects gain momentum. Over the holiday period I had the opportunity to catch up with Matthew Findlay, General Manager, Aeronautical Business Development for Christchurch...

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Help shape future NZCTA events!

Help shape future NZCTA events!

We are working on a few events next year to help kiwi businesses understand how to succeed in the China market. Your feedback would be most appreciated. Please click here to participate in a short survey.

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NZCTA Southern Update

NZCTA Southern Update

By Michelle MacWilliam NZCTA Southern’s final workshop for 2013, a joint collaboration with NZTE, was held in Christchurch on the 20th November. NZTE invited presenters James Sun and Sean Xie, social media experts from United Media Solutions, with offices in both China and New Zealand, to talk on the topic of...

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China-New Zealand progress and opportunities

China-New Zealand progress and opportunities

Investment insights from AMP Capital Investors (New Zealand) Limited. As China’s economic and political influence in the world grows, New Zealand is right to pay attention. China offers a range of opportunities for New Zealand, and the 2008 signing of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) was a step in the right...

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We Want Your Opinion

We Want Your Opinion

As a member based organisation that has been in existence for over 30 years, we need to know if we are still providing the services you want and need in today's business environment. We want to review what we have done in the past; what we are doing now; and what we should be doing in the future, especially with our NZ/China...

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Unlocking the mystery of Guanxi

Unlocking the mystery of Guanxi

John Cochrane, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Trade Commissioner, Guangzhou, China When people first start contemplating doing business in China, there are many challenges that are discussed, and a variety of opinions that will gush forth about everything from giving gifts, using chopsticks, and attempting a few phrases...

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NZCTA Southern September Update

NZCTA Southern September Update

By Michelle MacWilliam Spring had sprung in Christchurch and what better time than to have a workshop on - What is Manuka honey? This was presented by Peter Bray of Airborne Honey Ltd, based in Leeston. Manuka honey has come under the spotlight recently with questions of our New Zealand based industry with regards to...

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NZCTA Southern Update

NZCTA Southern Update

Christchurch has been running, for some time now, a consistent programme of regular well timed events with great guest speakers who discuss topics relevant to attendees and this month was no exception. James Gong of Westland Milk, with over 20 years of business to business relationships both here and China, gave his view...

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NZCTA Southern Update

NZCTA Southern Update

By Michelle MacWilliam The frequency of events and quality of speakers presenting on their specialists topic have continued to raise the numbers of attendees at the monthly functions being held in Christchurch. This month’s speaker was Dr John Penno CEO of Synlait Milk Limited. Synlait was the supreme winner of...

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China Watch by David Mahon

China Watch by David Mahon

The GlaxoSmithKline situation has exposed the issue of corruption in China. This issue of China Watch, prepared by David Mahon, attempts to address corruption in China and the relationship that foreign companies have with it. Click here to read the latest issue of China Watch.

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New Zealand’s greater commitment to boosting links in southern China

New Zealand’s greater commitment to boosting links in ...

By Rebecca Needham, Consul-General, New Zealand Consulate-General, Guangzhou The government is beefing up its resources in Guangzhou to strengthen existing relationships and to tap into the growing opportunities in Guangdong and other Tier 2 cities in Southern China. Rebecca Needham, the first Guangzhou Consul-General...

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