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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-Australia Trade: As Much About Machinery as Resources

China-Australia Trade: As Much About Machinery as Resources

The China-Australia trade relationship is well-known for the flow of natural resources from Australia to China. Yet in the other direction, China has in the last decade become the leading supplier to Australia of machinery and electronic equipment. The two bubble charts below in Figure 1 illustrates the progress that China...

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Grand Designs: an Italian master class for collaborating with China

Grand Designs: an Italian master class for collaborating ...

Italian Minister Renato Brunetta outlines how Italy is fostering innovation with China. The Italian Minister for Administration and Innovation, Renato Brunetta, has become famous for his ‘Brunetta Reforms’, introducing systematic innovation into Italy’s public sector. The reforms were also the subject of...

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International Investors Flock to China’s Pig Breeding Market

International Investors Flock to China’s Pig Breeding ...

The surge in China’s pork prices between May and June may have increased the anti-inflation challenge facing Chinese politicians and undermined the confidence of middle class consumers, but it has also exposed a string of attractive business opportunities to international investors. Various companies – not only...

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Food Safety in China in 2011

Food Safety in China in 2011

The past few months have been a particularly active period for food safety issues in China. The fact that something is wrong with the food that we are eating in China adds a panicky element to these food scandals that have cropped up with worrying frequency in recent months. The fact that there is deliberate malfeasance...

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New China Sourcing Opportunities in China's Steel Industry

New China Sourcing Opportunities in China's Steel Industry

Chinese low-end steel products like billets and hot-rolled coils are no longer favourable targets for foreign buyers. Instead, China’s steel industry is becoming a higher value-added supply base. China is the world’s largest steel manufacturer and is still growing fast in terms of output, product range and...

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Confidence in Uncertainty: The Fundamentals of China’s Lasting Commitment to Australia

Confidence in Uncertainty: The Fundamentals of China’s ...

Amidst hefty resource tax policies and an unexpected leadership change in Australia, China remains steadfast in its commitment to a sustainable long-term engagement with Australia. By Barbie Co The deals signed by former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping in June this year are a...

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Interview with a Chinese “Balinghou”

Interview with a Chinese “Balinghou”

Keen to see the world through the eyes of a 28 year old Chinese graduate working in Beijing? Linda Liu is as an HR Assistant for Founder Century, a Chinese IT distributor. She belongs to China's "balinghou" generation. See what Linda has to say about her generation, the Shanghai Expo and Lord of The Rings....

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Profile: Chongqing, West China

Profile: Chongqing, West China

Doing business in China is not only about being in Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou, throughout 2009 we are featuring second- and third-tier cities in China that are beginning to see increased foreign investment. Each month, China Briefing will feature one city from each of the five regions of China. The effects...

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