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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 General Interest

NZCTA Commentary - Feb '09

NZCTA has no stance on capital punishment – it’s official! The melamine scandal in China has just brought its inevitable result and sentences have been passed. The outcome is probably of little surprise to China watchers. In a way, we suppose, the clamour in New Zealand was of little surprise too.Those on...

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Export Opinion: Transfer Pricing Developments in China

Ernst & Young's China Business Group brings us up to speed on the latest developments in the world of Transfer Pricing. A major change in China’s transfer pricing regime occurred last month, albeit with much less fanfare than recent Chinese New Year celebrations. Transfer pricing is an area of international...

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Meet Richard Fyers

In this issue of China Now we introduce you to one of the NZCTA's longstanding Executive Committee members, Richard Fyers of Fyers Joyce. Fyers Joyce is a business law firm based in Auckland. Its practice areas include all commercial, financial and regulatory issues that affect businesses especially those operating...

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Bloomberg Analysis: China's GDP Growth

Jan. 22 (Bloomberg) -- China's economy expanded at the slowest pace in seven years as the global recession dragged down exports, increasing pressure for more government spending and lower interest rates to buoy growth. Gross domestic product grew 6.8 percent in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, after a 9 percent...

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Top Ten Business Trends in China for 2009

The Li & Fung Research Centre, a division of the Li & Fung Group, share their expert analysis of the year ahead in China; we focus on the first trend and provide you with links for further reading. Summary of the "Ten Highlights of China's Commerical Sector in 2009" 2009 will be a very...

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China: a reservoir of solvency and growth

In this extract from China Watch,  David Mahon, Managing Director of Mahon China Investment Management, addresses the question of how resilient the Chinese economy will be in the midst of the global financial crisis. At the beginning of this year, concerned by steep inflation of food and property prices, the...

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Spotlight on China: Cross border transactions in emerging ...

Even with the global slow down China's escalating consumer demand and economic growth is still providing opportunities. For the 2007 year end, most markets were already slowing, China announced deals totalling US$122.5 billion, an increase of 65.3% on the previous year, heading off the other emerging markets of India and...

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Export Opinion: Certificates of Origin

To gain the benefits negotiated within the FTA, an authenticated Certificate of Origin is now required as explained by Cameron Gordon, of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce, one of the three agencies currently authorised by NZ Customs to authenticate Certificates of Origin. New Zealand’s historic Free Trade...

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NZCTA Commentary: Groser's way forward for NZ & China

Sometime back in August, we invited then Opposition spokesman for Trade, Tim Groser to be guest speaker at our AGM on 12th November. Both he and we knew the election would be about that time, so we had no idea in what capacity he would be speaking. Pleasingly and maybe bravely, Mr Groser accepted the invitation. But we...

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Managing Your China Business During a Global Downturn

China Now welcomes Dezan Shira & Associates as contributors. In this article from the November issue of China Briefing News they evaluate the potential impact of the global financial crisis on businesses operating in China. Much has occurred over the past few weeks, with stock markets plunging, banks in crisis and...

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NZCTA Forges Ahead in Another Year of Progress

NZCTA Chairman, Stuart Ferguson, will be reporting on another successful and active year at the Association’s AGM in Auckland on 12th November. "We must be very happy with the overall result", he said. "The organisation is in good health financially , and membership is still gaining solid...

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Welcome to New Zealand, in Shanghai

China Now gets the low-down on NZTE's high-spec New Zealand concept centre in Shanghai due to be opened in January 2009. New Zealand businesses active in China or entering the market will have a new facility to help strengthen their marketing when New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) opens a New Zealand concept centre...

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