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NZ-China to ramp up anti ‘P’ efforts

Updated  New Zealand and China Customs have agreed to work more closely together to combat the smuggling of pharmaceutical products used to manufacture methamphetamine (‘P’). The agreement is the result of talks between Chinese officials and Customs Minister Maurice Williamson during a two-day visit by China Customs. The two customs administrations are also committed to continuing work to advance further …

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Economic warfare over Huawei

Comment  The United States attack on Chinese telecommunications company Huawei shapes up like a declaration of economic warfare complete with buckets of political rhetoric and China bashing. Cynics might think a presidential election is looming. In just one month, the US has taken China to the World Trade Organisation claiming the Chinese subsidise their car industry and has blocked a …

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CBS 2012: John Key

1st New Zealand- China Business Summit October 2012. Video  Opening Address: New Zealand Prime Minister John Key opens the inaugural China Business Summit in Auckland and sets out his Government’s strategy.

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Mainfreight boss tips China acquisition

Mainfreight managing director Don Braid discusses his vision for an expanded presence in China, the possibility of future acquisitions within Asia and the realities New Zealand companies face when doing business in China. The full article and video are available from the NZ Herald here.

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Crafar furore showed NZ in bad light, says expat investment expert

Around the Web  At Wednesday’s China Business Summit in Auckland, the sale of the Crafar Farms was a hot topic among speakers and attendees. David Mahon, managing director of Mahon Investments and a keynote speaker, spoke of the importance of Chinese investment and the reception the Crafar Farms issue received in China. The full article is available from the NZ …

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Fonterra in China – Theo Spierings talks megatrends

By Steve Hart Speaking at the inaugural China Business Summit, Theo Spierings, CEO of Fonterra – the world’s biggest dairy exporter – said a number of “megatrends” are starting to emerge in China. Global household incomes are forecast to rise by 50% between now and 2015; 350 million more people will live in cities; 50,000 new skyscrapers will be built, housing the population of …

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NZ businesses wanting to launch into China should look at the green space

  By Jo Doolan As China continues to lead the world in renewable energy, indices prepared by global accounting firm Ernst & Young show there are future growth opportunities for New Zealand companies in this sector, along with tax incentives in China and tax exemptions in New Zealand. Many assume China is focused on growth at any cost and is …

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China Productivity Imperative

Accounting for China's Growth Graph

By Joanna Doolan The game is changing for foreign multinationals operating in China, with both warnings and opportunities tipped by Ernst & Young in its latest reports on Chinese productivity and growth. For the past decade foreign companies have done well in China, on the back of world-beating productivity gains, an expanding labour force, rising inflows of investment government policies …

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