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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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Asia trade: Shaping the 21st century

Asia trade: Shaping the 21st century

By Cath Henry, Head of Payments and Cash Management, HSBC New Zealand In the late 1970s Bao’an County, just across Hong Kong’s northern border with the Chinese mainland, was a small village surrounded by paddy fields as far as the eye could see. There were no signs of it then, but Bao’an County was about...

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Picking China’s Middle Hanging Fruit – The New Inland Consumer

Picking China’s Middle Hanging Fruit – The New Inland ...

By Chris Devonshire-Ellis, Dezan Shira & AssociatesMuch commentary in the media has recently been focusing on the “China slowdown” and the impact of the country’s lower GDP growth figures going forward. In reality, measuring GDP growth is always a losing game, and not a particularly good indicator of how...

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Growing New Zealand’s Wine Brand in China

Growing New Zealand’s Wine Brand in China

NZTE VideoIn April 2013, Chinese wine and lifestyle writers came to New Zealand to experience the wine harvesting process and learn about the intricacies of New Zealand wine. They share their insights, including why the industry's sustainability initiatives will pay dividends in the China...

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Free Trade Agreement Secures Big Benefits for NZ

Free Trade Agreement Secures Big Benefits for NZ

By Hon Phil Goff MP Five years ago last month, as New Zealand’s Trade Minister, I signed our Free Trade Agreement with China. It was a big occasion in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, witnessed by Premier Wen Jia Bao and Prime Minister Helen Clark. Negotiating a trade deal is never an easy process....

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Redemption

Redemption

By Bruce Ullrich OBE As I write this article, news has just come through of the discovery on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya of a Chinese coin issued during the Ming Dynasty between 1403 to 1425. This suggests that Chinese explorers may have sailed to Africa in the Middle Ages, beating by almost a century, Europeans who...

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NZCTA Southern Update

NZCTA Southern Update

By Michelle MacWilliam The first function of 2013 for NZCTA Southern was held and very well received with Mr Alan Lai, director and founder of Agria, sharing his insights into concluding successful business relationships both here and China. The main take-away from his speech was to build and closely nurture the personal...

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HSBC NZCTA China Business Awards 2013

HSBC NZCTA China Business Awards 2013

If you are not already aware of the Awards programme please read the attached flyer and access the website www.nzctabusinessawards.co.nz which has a Mandarin version available as well. You will find all you need to know and to obtain the official Awards Entry document. (http://www.nzctabusinessawards.co.nz/awards-and-entry/)...

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More competition in the trade finance region

More competition in the trade finance region

By Simon Constantinides, Asia Regional Head Global Trade & Receivables Finance, HSBC The landscape of Asian trade finance is undergoing a seismic shift that is reshaping the way the region does business. Fallout from the ongoing financial problems in Europe and the US has amplified longer-term evolutionary...

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Long way to go on making use of what we already have

Long way to go on making use of what we already have

By Tony Alexander New Zealand’s trade with China continues to grow at a strong pace – but one has to be careful not to think that this is something specific to New Zealand and something happening primarily because of our actions. China’s imports from all parts of the globe are soaring as the number of...

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Touring the Celestial Empire

Touring the Celestial Empire

By Bruce Ullrich OBE Following unexpected progress in Shenyang, in early 1999 I was invited to take part in a lecture tour organised by NZTE to various cities in China. While in Wuhan, I met a Chinese businessman who wanted to take me to Hainan Island and show me the extraordinary opportunities and incentives offered to...

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Reality Doesn't Match The Rhetoric

Reality Doesn't Match The Rhetoric

By Tony Alexander Normally in this column I would write something about the Chinese economy. But my intention in writing about China here and in my own publications is to wake New Zealanders up to the seismic shifts which are happening in the world economy, how they will affect us, and maybe how we can profit from them and...

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NZCTA Southern Update

NZCTA Southern Update

By Michelle MacWilliam Meeting the needs of a changing city in a global environment One of the aftermaths of the earthquakes is that the city’s primary business focus with China has changed from being predominantly student and export based and, whilst they remain important, has moved more to focusing on companies...

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