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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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B2C cross-border online sales

B2C cross-border online sales

Online sales in China continue to grow at a remarkable rate. Chinese nationals that have holidayed, studied, and shared social media experiences with friends about New Zealand have a growing affinity towards premium Kiwi produce. New Zealand companies can access this increasingly affluent and international Chinese consumer...

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Good news China invests here

Good news China invests here

Investment by China in New Zealand has increased, there's more to come, and every reason it should grow yet. Start with the finalists under the DLA Piper Award for Investment with China, at this year's HSBC NZ China Trade Association Business Awards, which featured a significant group of Chinese investors. They have...

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Preparation and perseverance key for China

Preparation and perseverance key for China

In 1993 New Zealand’s exports to China were $391 million; in 2003 they were $1.36 billion; and by 2013 had risen to nearly $10 billion. Export sales to the Greater China Region now represent 25 percent of the total New Zealand exports. Recently, there has also been considerable coverage on the so-called slow-down in...

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Minister opens NZ primary sector Shanghai office

Minister opens NZ primary sector Shanghai office

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce has officially opened the Shanghai office of Primary Collaboration New Zealand (PCNZ) – a coalition of New Zealand food and beverage companies pooling their expertise in China. Mr Joyce, who is currently visiting Shanghai to foster business ties between New Zealand and...

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Managing market access barriers at the Chinese border

Managing market access barriers at the Chinese border

Border agencies, namely China Customs and Commodity, Inspection and Quarantine (CIQ) are rolling out trade facilitation reform measures. Whilst this has been more prevalent in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone the reform measures will eventually be implemented China-wide. Simplifying import procedures and...

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China a ‘priority’ for NZ Film Commission as co-production agreements languish

China a ‘priority’ for NZ Film Commission as ...

The New Zealand Film Commission, the government entity tasked with supporting the local film sector, is putting more emphasis on building links to China, which local film-makers have largely ignored. Chief executive Dave Gibson is in China where the commission has its first official presence at the Beijing Film Festival,...

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New Zealand cracks top five preferred overseas study destinations for China’s wealthy

New Zealand cracks top five preferred overseas study ...

Work to raise awareness of New Zealand as offering high quality and personalised education in a “boutique” setting has been paying off for ENZ’s China Team, as New Zealand this year cracked the top five preferred overseas study destinations for China’s wealthy, as surveyed by the influential Hurun...

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Is China becoming normal

Is China becoming normal

We have been hearing a lot about the ‘new normal’ here in China over the past few months. President Xi Jinping and others have been using the term to let everyone know that the heady days of double-digit GDP growth are over and that we need to get used to the idea that lower growth rates will be the...

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Auckland Airport wins prestigious airline marketing award

Auckland Airport wins prestigious airline marketing award

The Routes Asia 2015 Airline Marketing Awards, held this month in Kunming China, saw Auckland Airport win the ‘Airports under 20 million passengers’ category. The annual Routes Asia Airline Marketing Awards are highly regarded within the industry as they are voted for and judged by airline and industry...

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The World in 2050

The World in 2050

PwC published their first edition of their "World in 2050" report in March 2006. To read their latest report, please click here.

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New Zealand and China in 2014: from relationship to partnership

New Zealand and China in 2014: from relationship to ...

On Friday 21 November, the New Zealand China Council Executive met with President Xi Jinping and his senior delegation in Auckland.  Council Chairman Sir Don McKinnon introduced the Executive members to the President, who was accompanied by Prime Minister John Key. The meeting was an opportunity for Council members...

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China Releases Draft Foreign Investment Law, Signalling Major Overhaul for Foreign Investment

China Releases Draft Foreign Investment Law, Signalling ...

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce released the draft of the proposed new Foreign Investment Law to solicit public opinions. The proposed law will significantly reduce barriers to foreign investment, whilst at the same time increasing scrutiny of foreigners trying to evade the regulations on investing in restricted industries....

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