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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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China-NZ Customs work to enhance trade

China-NZ Customs work to enhance trade

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner says New Zealand and China Customs authorities are a step closer to establishing a system to enhance trade assurance and facilitation under the New Zealand China Free Trade Agreement. Ms Wagner and NZ Customs officials met with the Vice Minister of the General Administration of China Customs...

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Doubling of flights between NZ and China

Doubling of flights between NZ and China

Flights between New Zealand and China are set to double under amended air services arrangements, says Transport Minister Simon Bridges. “Airlines from both New Zealand and China will be able to offer 42 services per week, per country. This is up from the previous limit of 21 per week. “The doubling of air...

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China Announces Three New Free Trade Zones in Tianjin, Guangdong and Fujian

China Announces Three New Free Trade Zones in Tianjin, ...

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang announced on December 12 that three more Free Trade Zones (FTZ) will be established in China, based on the model of the Shanghai FTZ, which was launched in September of last year.The three new FTZs will be set up in Tianjin, Guangdong province and Fujian province. Each is to make full use of its...

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Air New Zealand and Air China Agree Strategic Alliance

Air New Zealand and Air China Agree Strategic Alliance

Air New Zealand and Air China signed a Statement of Intent as part of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to New Zealand that will pave the way for a strategic alliance on services between China and New Zealand. The proposed alliance between the two national flag carriers and Star Alliance partners would see...

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PwC 2014 APEC CEO Survey : New Vision for Asia Pacific - Connectivity creating new platforms for growth

PwC 2014 APEC CEO Survey : New Vision for Asia Pacific - ...

The PwC 2014 APEC CEO Survey indicates how business leaders think a more connected, more balanced region could look in APEC: The next 10 years. It also explores where businesses are building platforms for growth in the region. Finally, it tells us how executives see the momentum towards free trade across the APEC region....

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Chinaleading the race to digital media revenues in Asia Pacific

Chinaleading the race to digital media revenues in Asia ...

In 2011, China leapfrogged Japan as the world’s second-largest economy behind the United States. The PwC Global entertainment and media outlook 2014-2018 forecasts that in 2016 China will achieve the same feat in the entertainment and media industry, surging past Japan to become the largest market in Asia Pacific...

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Auckland forges closer ties with Pacific Rim economies

Auckland forges closer ties with Pacific Rim economies

Mayor Len Brown has signed a historic agreement with the Mayors of Los Angeles and Guangzhou, to boost economic cooperation between the three cities.The Tripartite Economic Alliance signing on Sunday was the centrepiece of celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of Auckland’s sister city relationship with...

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NZ Welcomes President Xi’s Visit to NZ

NZ Welcomes President Xi’s Visit to NZ

President Xi Jinping’s visit comes as New Zealand’s relationship with China enters a period of historic strength. Two way merchandise trade is booming. Trade in services is growing across the board. Investment is expanding. The flow of people between New Zealand and China continues to increase, leading to deeper...

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New Zealand achieves unprecedented profile in Chinese reality TV show

New Zealand achieves unprecedented profile in Chinese ...

More than 400 million viewers across China tuned in for season two of Chinese reality show Dad, where are we going? featuring 217 minutes of celebrities travelling around New Zealand. Tourism New Zealand and Air New Zealand pitched for the rights to host the production in September, with New Zealand becoming the first...

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Mayor Meng Foon was honoured to meet president Xi Jinping and Madame Peng

Mayor Meng Foon was honoured to meet president Xi Jinping ...

Mayor Meng Foon was honoured to meet president Xi Jinping and Madame Peng. By Meng Foon, Mayor of Gisborne. We had a great meeting with the mayor of China from the major cities and this meeting was endorsed by the NZ PM John Keys and President Xi of China. This gave Local Government NZ great mana to continue with closer...

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China’s surprising shoppers

China’s surprising shoppers

The overlapping of China’s ‘growth revolution’, the internet revolution and the rapid rise in China’s mobile network have combined to create a perfect storm of able and active Chinese shoppers according to a new research report by PwC. As of December 2013 the country had more than 618 million...

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New Zealand's winning hand in China

New Zealand's winning hand in China

John McKinnon, NZ Ambassador to China designate recently spoke at a NZ China Council Macro/Micro China event. Watch the video to hear John’s insightful thoughts about the growth of the middle-class in China and its increasing demands relating to goods and services, food, housing, and tourism - all areas he says NZ has a...

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