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It’s glorious to be rich

NZ Herald  Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s dream is not about a future in which every Chinese will own his own car or be able to live in a posh apartment in downtown Beijing or Shanghai. It is a future in which every Chinese child will be able to drink two …

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China FTA: Hard work the key says Chinese billionaire Zong Qinghou

On the Road  Chinese billionaire Zong Qinghou “firmly believes” the free trade agreement will increase New Zealand’s profile among Chinese entrepreneurs. Zong – boss of China’s largest beverage maker Hangzhou Wahaha based in the thriving coastal province of Zhejiang – says a lot of opportunities will open up between New …

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2005 – Mood of the Boardroom

2005 MotB picture

The Mood of the Boardroom 2005 tackled a range of business issues pertinent to the election of that year. The emergence of John Key was noticeable, with much support for the National Party’s new finance spokesperson in comparison to then-Minister of Finance Michael Cullen. In particular, the business community expressed …

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Gold medal from friend on high

FRAN O’SULLIVAN talks free trade with China’s Commerce Minister  Bo Xilai, the Chinese Commerce Minister – and in the judgment of some a man destined for the premier’s suite – has been quick to use New Zealand’s recognition of China as a “market economy” in negotiations with bigger countries. Since …

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New Zealand ahead of rivals – Bo Xilai

NZ Herald  Chinese Commerce Minister Bo Xilai has given a strong indication that New Zealand will stay at the front of the queue despite a flurry of countries seeking free trade deals with his nation. In an exclusive interview with the Herald, Bo said there were at least 10 or …

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World First for NZ Trade

NZ Herald  New Zealand is on track to become the first Western nation to strike a free-trade deal with China after the Government told Beijing it recognised its “market economy” status. Negotiations on a deal that will greatly improve access for New Zealand agricultural exporters to the vast Chinese market …

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Fran O’Sullivan: Seriously Cultivating China

Should New Zealand move quickly to recognise China’s status as a “market economy” to strike an advantaged relationship with the world’s rising economic superpower? That question is not top of the agenda for the Seriously Asia forum in Parliament this week – but it is one of the goals up …

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