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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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Industry Focus: Importing Wine into China

Industry Focus: Importing Wine into China

Foreign wine in China no longer makes the headlines. The spotlight is now on much larger trends. Foreign wine has been pouring into China, growing sevenfold over the last six years and increasing to 19 percent of the total domestic market. As a result, almost one out of five bottles opened in China is now imported. Translated...

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Two hundred minutes of NZ to feature in China's most popular reality show

Two hundred minutes of NZ to feature in China's most ...

Two hundred minutes of New Zealand's landscapes, people and activities is likely to reach millions of Chinese viewers after the country played host to China's most popular reality TV show. The show Dad, where are we going? has spent the past week filming in the central North Island. New Zealand is the only international...

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Telling the China story

Telling the China story

By Glen Murphy. In 2012, I moved back to New Zealand after the best part of a decade living and working in China and Hong Kong. I missed China, but I loved being back and made a point of seeing parts of the country that I hadn't been to before – it was fantastic. However, I particularly loved being back in Auckland...

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Cultural connections contribute to Guanxi

Cultural connections contribute to Guanxi

Cultural similarities between Maori and Chinese can provide a unique connection, contributing to lasting and meaningful Guanxi in the China market. Kefeng Chu, Director at Richiwi, says there are a surprising number of links between Maori and Chinese people, spanning legend, language, tradition and, according to some...

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China’s enduring growth: Capitalising on global trends

China’s enduring growth: Capitalising on global trends

PwC 17th Annual Global CEO Survey – The view from China: As the global economy begins to show signs of recovery CEOs around the world are starting to shift their focus from ‘how can we survive?’ to ‘how can we grow?’But for China’s CEOs, who have been in growth mode for much of the last...

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China’s ever-changing commercial landscape

China’s ever-changing commercial landscape

By Rod MacKenzie: Keeping track of the ever-changing commercial environment in China is a full-time occupation but essential for anyone serious about doing business in this astonishingly complex country. The Chinese have few qualms about changing the rules, often dramatically, and do so frequently and with regard only...

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Balancing guanxi ledger pays dividends

Balancing guanxi ledger pays dividends

By Pat English, Executive Director, New Zealand China Council: We read about it or see it in the news every other week. But very few of us can pronounce it, let alone put a name to it. Even fewer of us genuinely understand it. I'm talking about guanxi, one of the most important of Chinese relationship customs. Simply...

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Capital’s latest delegation to China brings success for commerce and culture

Capital’s latest delegation to China brings success for ...

By Celia Wade-Brown, Mayor of Wellington: Mayor Celia Wade-Brown reflects on her recent delegation to China. I've been a longtime supporter of Mayoral delegations to Asia, well before I was elected Mayor and took on the responsibility for leading them myself. Understanding each other’s culture, making...

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A Shanghai story

A Shanghai story

By Glen Murphy, Regional Director, China, NZTE: John Chan was one of the first people I met when I moved to China in early 2003. John had just published his book China Streetsmart and my predecessor had provided some data for the book so John wanted to introduce himself.I was new to China whereas John had moved to...

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Tim Groser - Address to the NZ China Centre Conference

Tim Groser - Address to the NZ China Centre Conference

Hon Tim Groser: Minister of Trade: 2 July 2014 Address to the NZ China Centre Conference. Thank you for this opportunity to address the NZ China Centre at my old Alma Mater, Victoria University. I of course understand there are other pathways to relative professional success than tertiary qualifications. But having...

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China at the Crossroads

China at the Crossroads

China at the Crossroads : By Tony Browne. In November 2013 China’s leaders met in plenary session – at the so-called Third Plenum of the ruling Communist Party’s current Central Committee – to decide on a new, far-reaching reform programme. Opinions are divided on how effective this programme of...

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MFAT Survey on exporting to Asia

Do you export to Asia ? The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) needs to hear about the priorities and challenges faced by manufacturing, processing and forestry companies who export to Asian markets, to help the Government advance and protect NZ's economic and commercial interests in negotiations for the...

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