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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 (Shanghai) Free Trade Pilot Zone Enhancing Market Access for New Zealand Companies

China (Shanghai) Free Trade Pilot Zone Enhancing Market ...

By Damon Paling After months of mounting anticipation the China (Shanghai) Free Trade Pilot Zone (FTPZ) was officially opened on 29 September 2013. Rather than being a “big bang” event a series of reform measures are to be released over the coming months and years. These changes may enhance China market...

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A New Era of Marketing New Zealand in China on Social Media

A New Era of Marketing New Zealand in China on Social Media

By Dr Hongzhi Gao and Dr Mary Tate, Victoria University of Wellington A new era of marketing with consumers has certainly come. Social media as a powerful tool to connect family, colleagues and friends together, has drawn increasing attention from marketing and information systems researchers and practitioners. In the...

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A New Era of Marketing New Zealand in China using Social Media

A New Era of Marketing New Zealand in China using Social ...

By Dr Hongzhi Gao and Dr Mary Tate, Victoria University of Wellington A new era of marketing with consumers has certainly come. Social media as a powerful tool to connect family, colleagues and friends together, has drawn increasing attention from marketing and information systems researchers and practitioners. In the...

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How and why to trademark in China

How and why to trademark in China

By Dan Harris, Co-author China Law Blog If you are doing business in or with China you should give serious thought to registering your trademarks in China. In particular, you should consider a China trademark registration for your trade-name, your logo and your service marks. Brand identity is critical for success in...

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The Duties and Liabilities of Key Personnel in a Foreign Company in China

The Duties and Liabilities of Key Personnel in a Foreign ...

By: Dezan Shira & Associates Keeping out of trouble and understanding criminal liabilities in China’s business environment In the light of recent scandals and arrests of foreign businessmen in China, we look at the roles, responsibilities and criminal liabilities of key personnel running fully operational...

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Baby Steps into the China Market via eTailing

Baby Steps into the China Market via eTailing

By Vallen Han, Asia Marketing Director, New Zealand Post China is an emerging market for New Zealand. The rapid growth of the middle class consumer base and their desire for quality products from overseas represents an enormous business opportunity for many New Zealand companies. While the Free Trade Agreement, and...

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Ten things to remember when doing business in China

Ten things to remember when doing business in China

From The TMF Group China is evolving into a consumer economy with ample opportunities for international investors to gain exposure to rapid growth markets and an expanding middle class. The once export-orientated powerhouse is now much more internally-focussed, creating ample opportunities for companies looking to expand...

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5 things to remember when pitching in China

5 things to remember when pitching in China

By David Thomas I have just returned from Australia China Business Week in Shanghai and, having observed over 50 Australian companies pitching their capabilities to a wide range of potential Chinese investors over three days, including assisting many of them with preparation, documentation and managing their expectations,...

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Developing China Competency for Western Managers

Developing China Competency for Western Managers

By Andrew Hupert China business is mainstream, and China competency is the new normal. Chinese business has usually been considered an arcane specialty for American managers. Between the size of our own domestic market and the hurdles and uncertainty of doing business in China, it just seemed sensible to put China...

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IN THE ZONE

IN THE ZONE

By Michael Holt, Director at gardyneHOLT & Eden Education During the Volvo Ocean Race earlier this year, it was interesting to see a Chinese entrant for the very first time. The yacht was sponsored from Sanya City, China’s southernmost city on the south coast of tropical Hainan Island and the country’s...

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DHL: Delivering China’s growth since 1980 (with exclusive offer to NZCTA members)

DHL: Delivering China’s growth since 1980 (with ...

With the other leading economies in the world stalled or nose-diving, China has powered ahead to become the engine of global growth. Even as its blistering pace of growth tapers off to approximately 7.8% in mid-2012, it is still far outpacing the rest of the G20 nations, and remains one of the world’s most dynamic...

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Does size matter? The advantage of being a small firm in an emerging market

Does size matter? The advantage of being a small firm in ...

by HSBC James Chan, CEO of Asia Marketing and Management, thought he had the perfect marketing strategy in mind when his client asked him for help breaking into the Chinese market. He suggested that Kingsbury —a Philadelphia-based manufacturer of ultra high-end bearings for complex industrial machinery—invest...

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