Wednesday , February 26 2020
Informed Influential Indispensable | newzealandinc.com

China

China authorities will “seal and destroy” any NZ-sourced dairy products containing DCD as investigations intensify in China

  Chinese authorities have launched an investigation in three Chinese cities spelling out they will “seal and destroy” any dairy products which  contain residues of dicyandiamide (DCD). The investigation comes as China’s quality watchdog issues a “Please Explain” to its NZ counterparts requesting a “detailed risk assessment report” on NZ dairy products after  the “potentially harmful” chemical residue was found in …

Read More »

Face to Face – China: Mark Tanner

  Face-to-Face is a new feature from newzealandinc.com where we sit down for a chat with young business leaders from around the globe. We’ll be running a special series of these from China where we talk to young New Zealanders doing big things on the ground here. binary options trading signals Continuing on with the Face-to-Face: China series, we catch …

Read More »

Day 13: A day for wine

  Today is the last day here in Shanghai – time for a few more interviews and some relaxation before getting back in the air tomorrow. I met Lena Skandera, a Duke alum who grew up in small town New Zealand, now a project manager in the investment sector here in Shanghai. She gave an interesting interview, in particular the …

Read More »

Day 12: A lesson in beer making

  Thursday in Shanghai provided a highlight of the trip with a trip to Pudong to see Leon Mickleson at Brew – but first an early morning start at NZ Central. A breakfast at Kea that Fran was speaking at was the first stop for the morning. Like in Beijing, the theme was xenophobia and investment in New Zealand with …

Read More »

Face to Face – China: Alex Worker

  Face-to-Face is a new feature from newzealandinc.com where we sit down for a chat with young business leaders from around the globe. We’ll be running a special series of these from China where we talk to young New Zealanders doing big things on the ground here. The first in newzealandinc.com’s Face to Face China series is with the director …

Read More »

Day 11: A trip to the dairy

  It’s Wednesday evening in Shanghai and the theme for the day was undoubtedly the dairy industry. First up was Howard Moore, Managing Director of Taranaki Dairy Technologies, who met with Fran and I for an extended coffee break in the morning. Howard and his business has gained a unique foothold in the market by doing just what Dr. Li …

Read More »

Day 10: Smarts, not scale.

  A recurring theme in two meetings today was the need for New Zealand businesses in China to not try and compete on a capacity basis,  with the advantages gained by economies of scale – it’s just not possible. Instead, the need for highly differentiated products and services which target a niche within the market was seen as the only …

Read More »

Day 9: Shanghai

  Just a short entry for the blog today. We left the hotel in Beijing at 5:30 this morning enroute to the airport. After a few far-too-close calls, Fran and I successfully boarded and were on our way to Shanghai. Pudong airport is quite a distance from central Shanghai – connecting the two however is the engineering marvel that is …

Read More »

Day 8: The Forbidden City

  In stark contrast to when I opened the curtains yesterday to reveal great disappointment, today Beijing truly turned it on, presenting a winter-wonderland outside as snow blanketed the city. Beijing looked truly stunning today, the snow cleared much of the pollution and the extended sight-lines showed a beautiful winter city – giving a whole new appreciation for what is truly a …

Read More »

Day 7: “Who needs college when you’re a movie star?”

  This morning was a pretty big disappointment when I opened my curtains to reveal one of the worst days for pollution since I arrived in Beijing. I made the decision to hold off on the Forbidden City for one more day and make the journey to the Silk Market, a place described to me as a hub for the …

Read More »