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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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Catch 22: IP protection in China vs. boosting economic growth

Catch 22: IP protection in China vs. boosting economic growth

Jordan Calinoff & Hayleigh Davies of the Shanghai Business Review explain why the Chinese government finds itself walking a tightrope between IP enforcement and boosting its domestic economy. BRAND BEIJING OLYMPICS: the must-have items of Summer 2008. From Shanghai hipsters to rural farmers, everyone wanted a t-shirt,...

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Law school: Practical advice for protecting your NZ brand in China

Law school: Practical advice for protecting your NZ brand ...

In China, good brand protection is vital for business protection. If you use your brand in China without registering it as a trade mark somebody else might use your brand with relative impunity. Worse, they could register it and potentially prevent you continuing to use your own brand. They could export product under the...

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Tax toolkit: New Zealand-China tax update

Tax toolkit: New Zealand-China tax update

The tax status of New Zealand companies investing offshore is about to be turned upside down following the recent changes to the CFC rules. The CFC rules are not those nasty things that impact on our environment but are the controlled foreign company rules. Under the previous rules New Zealand tax residents were taxed in...

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From the Edge: Hand on Till

From the Edge: Hand on Till

From the Edge is the collected memories and experiences of an old China hand and will run in an irregular series of articles on www.China-Briefing.com over the next couple of months. By I.B. Bogard Nov. 10 – Due diligence. These were the two most important words that I was advised to use about the China business...

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NZCTA Commentary: Shanghai Expo 2010 as a catalyst for innovative thinking

NZCTA Commentary: Shanghai Expo 2010 as a catalyst for ...

World Expos like the Olympic Games strive to outdo their predecessors in scale and opulence and just as Beijing set a new benchmark for the Olympics last year, so we’re quite sure Shanghai will next year for Expo. In the midst of the FTA negotiations, the Government two years ago committed us to its biggest effort...

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China relations different across the Tasman

China relations different across the Tasman

It has been interesting observing New Zealand’s relationship with China developing differently to that of Australia’s. The Rio Tinto saga and the fall-out over Uigur activist Rebiya Kadeer’s recent visit to Australia has made it absolutely clear that Australia’s relationship with China is anything but...

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Investing in Chinese real estate

Investing in Chinese real estate

This article should remove some of the mystery about investing in Chinese real estate and should give you a basic understanding of how it can be accomplished. Many investors have found China to be a very rewarding place to invest and have profited greatly from their investments. Others have gone home with financial losses...

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NZCTA Commentary: Making it in China by being smarter

NZCTA Commentary: Making it in China by being smarter

“The last 200 years were an aberration...the Chinese were selling silk to Cleopatra!” So commenced a highly detailed, not to say, trenchant assessment of China as a world player and as an export market by former Prime Minister Rt Hon Dame Jenny Shipley. She set the pace and indeed a benchmark at the recent...

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China's training and education market

China's training and education market

In this month's issue of China Now, JLJ Group presents an authoritative overview of the education and training market in China. The combination of the world economic crisis and China’s unprecedented economic growth has created unique opportunities in China’s education and training industry. As competition in...

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The right tools for the job in China

NZCTA Trade Awards' 2009 Supreme Winners, Teknatool International take some time out of their busy export schedule to talk to China Now about the tools they employ to navigate the challenges and sieze the opportunities when doing business with China. About Teknatool Teknatool International manufactures high end...

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China: the view from Ground Zero

NZCTA Executive Committee member and entrepreneur / consultant, Chris Lipscombe, takes China Now readers on a guided tour of his journey to found Ground Zero, a New Zealand consulting company with China-business expertise. Back in 2000, when I chose the name Ground Zero for my consulting company, the phrase was a...

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Global Megatrends: The accelerating shift of power from ...

An era of uncertainty The world is changing more rapidly than ever. Globalization continues its march. Gaps in power between developed and emerging countries continue to narrow, driven in part by the politics and economics of energy. The financial landscape is in turmoil, driving increased regulation. Aging populations...

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