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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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Are the days of wine & honey in China about to buzz off?

Are the days of wine & honey in China about to buzz off?

Unlike the early rumours that suggested that things were about to become tougher for China's infant formula industry, this time we’ve been told. Regulatory changes for wine and honey are on the way. It’s only the 'what, when and how' that we don’t know. But for those who bear the scars of the new infant...

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From Silicon Valley to Silicon Dragon

From Silicon Valley to Silicon Dragon

In previous articles, I have written about China’s rapid transition from a culture of ‘copying and low cost manufacturing’, to one of ‘innovation and commercialisation’. Recent developments in high-tech, fintech and e-commerce have positioned China at the forefront of innovation in Asia and is...

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Recent Wellington Event: Carl Worker Ten Years in Beijing

Recent Wellington Event: Carl Worker Ten Years in Beijing

About 100 members and friends of the NZCTA were treated to a fascinating talk on China at the August Wellington meeting by Mr Carl Worker who gave some interesting opinions of the present political position of China today. The meeting was jointly hosted with the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, and New Zealand...

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Chinese appetite for international travel bigger than ever

Chinese appetite for international travel bigger than ever

The fifth annual Chinese International Travel Monitor released by Hotels.com™ has revealed Chinese travellers continue to take the world by storm, with 92 percent planning to increase or maintain spending on travel in the next 12 months. Chinese millennials, predicted by Hotels.com to become one of the travel...

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Visiting Sichuan's other cities, to get the real picture

Visiting Sichuan's other cities, to get the real picture

A few weeks ago I visited Yibin City in central Sichuan. Maybe you are asking yourself, why?  I should quickly say that it wasn't just to sample Yibin's famous Wuliangye liquor, although I confess that  I did try a little bit.  And it also wasn’t to eat Yibin Ranmian, although I tasted that also. Instead,...

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Wellington education boost follows China agreement

Wellington education boost follows China agreement

Wellington has established an important gateway to China, with the signing on 22 July of a formal Education Exchange Agreement between Wellington and Xiamen city in Fujian Province, China. These two internationally-focused cities, both coastal cities ringed by hills, will celebrate the 30th year of their Sister-City...

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NZ-China Research Collaboration Centres announced

NZ-China Research Collaboration Centres announced

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has announced the successful applicants to host three New Zealand-China Research Collaboration Centres, supported through New Zealand’s Catalyst Fund for international science collaboration.The centres will enable better scientific engagement with China, bringing together...

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NZ open to Chinese investment: John Key

NZ open to Chinese investment: John Key

In a room representing more than $100 billion worth of Chinese wealth, Prime Minister John Key has moved to assure China's heaviest hitters that New Zealand is open for investment. His comments were delivered at a Chinese business networking event in Beijing, alongside Alibaba billionaire Jack Ma, who also announced the next...

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New halal and agricultural agreements with China signed

New halal and agricultural agreements with China signed

Two formal arrangements signed in China mark a significant step forward in the supply of New Zealand halal meat to China and ongoing agricultural cooperation, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy announced on 19 April.The Ministry for Primary Industries and the China Certification and Accreditation Administration co-signed...

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New border initiatives make trade with China easier

New border initiatives make trade with China easier

Doing business with China is set to become even easier under new China – New Zealand border initiatives currently underway, says Customs Minister Nicky Wagner.Our customs agencies have agreed to launch a new Joint Electronic Verification (JEV) system to streamline and accelerate customs clearance procedures,” Ms...

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Marlborough signs MOU with Ningxia District of China

Marlborough signs MOU with Ningxia District of China

Marlborough Mayor and the leader of a delegation from China’s Ningxia District signed a memorandum of understanding on 20th April which paves the way for a relationship between the largest wine growing regions of each country. Ningxia is China’s newly developed premium wine growing region and already the fifth...

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China-led pan-Asia free trade grouping to meet in NZ

China-led pan-Asia free trade grouping to meet in NZ

New Zealand will host the 13th round of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a China-led trade initiative for most Asian countries, including India. Trade Minister Todd McClay says the talks will be held in Auckland from June 12-18. “RCEP aims to broaden and deepen existing free trade...

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