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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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HSBC China Services PMI

HSBC China Services PMI

Overall activity growth at joint-fastest pace in nine months July’s survey findings showed business activity (covering manufacturing and services) in China rising at the join-fastest rate in nine months. This was signalled by the HSBC Composite Output Index posting 51.9, up from 50.6 in June. Overall growth...

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Chinese Supporting NZ Tourism

Chinese Supporting NZ Tourism

By Tony Alexander, BNZ Chief Economist The Ministry of Economic Development released their June quarter International Visitor Survey this month and what it shows us is that at a time when there is essentially no growth in the earnings of the tourism sector in New Zealand the spending by Chinese visitors has risen sharply....

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NZ’s two-way education relationship with China

NZ’s two-way education relationship with China

By Grant McPherson, Education New Zealand Chief Executive The Government has set ambitious targets for New Zealand’s international education industry, with our two-way education relationship with China at the forefront. The industry’s key objective is to double its annual economic value to NZ$5.5 billion by...

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Slowing Growth Not Yet A Major Worry

Slowing Growth Not Yet A Major Worry

By Tony Alexander, BNZ Chief Economist Widespread forecasts that China’s rate of growth slowed to 7.6% in the June quarter from 8.1% in the March have just been confirmed. That means China’s economy has recently grown at its slowest pace in three years which opens up a whole range of questions. The first...

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HSBC Purchasing Managers’ Index™ Press Release

HSBC Purchasing Managers’ Index™ Press Release

China’s goods producers reported an eighth successive month-on-month deterioration in operating conditions during June, as output, incoming new orders and employment continued to decrease. After adjusting for seasonal factors, the HSBC Purchasing Managers’ Index™ (PMI™) – a composite indicator...

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Modernization of the Chinese Legal System: A Brief Historical Review

Modernization of the Chinese Legal System: A Brief ...

By Daniel Chang, Solicitor and Head of Chinese Legal Division at Ross Holmes Lawyers “The life of the law has not been logic; it has been experience.” (Oliver W. Holmes) It is hard, if not impossible, to understand the laws of a nation without knowing its history. At the end of the day laws are rooted from...

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Chinese and Maori business relationships are the future of NZ’s prosperity

Chinese and Maori business relationships are the future of ...

By Meng Foon, Mayor of Gisborne I believe the Maori business world is the future of NZ’s prosperity. The reason why I say this is because they are here forever, their business strategy is forever and their self determination cannot be compromised. This is in tune with Chinese business thinking, long term and...

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NZCTA Monthly Column

NZCTA Monthly Column

By Tony Alexander, BNZ Chief Economist China’s economy has slowed from a growth rate of 10.4% over 2010 to 9.2% over 2011 and an annualised pace of 8.1% in the March quarter of this year. A few weeks ago the common expectation had been that growth would accelerate in the June quarter. But data released in the past...

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Money only sleeps if you allow it to

Money only sleeps if you allow it to

By Brent Malcolm, Head of Corporate Banking, HSBC New Zealand If there was ever a time when economies could be relied on to expand and contract in regular and predictable cycles, it seems that time has been and gone. Looking back over the past fifteen years, the world has been convulsed by a series of shocks; from the...

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My Recent Trip to China

My Recent Trip to China

By Nicky Wagner, MP for Christchurch Central I have just returned from a whirlwind visit to China, which encompassed five different cities across the country. Our delegation, led by the National Party President, Peter Goodfellow, and including board member Grant McCallum and National MP Jian Yang, was the guest of the...

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Growing together with channel partners in China – Are you ready yet?

Growing together with channel partners in China – Are ...

Hongzhi Gao on Business Value-Cocreation in China – Part 1 Dr Hongzhi Gao is a senior lecturer in the School of Marketing and International Business of the Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) and also an associate director in the New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre. Apart from...

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A journey of 1000 miles starts with one step

A journey of 1000 miles starts with one step

By Judith Cambridge, Director of Judith Cambridge Ltd, Chartered Accountants Impressions: An absolute sea of people, on average younger than New Zealand and all carrying iPhones! The Journey: “Learn to love China if you are going to do business there!” This was the resounding phrase I took with...

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