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What does Culture have to do with Business?

Culture was the most frequently mentioned word at the 2015 China Business Summit. Not because it was the most popular word of 2014 and business people were all in the trend, but because it was consensually agreed that culture matters in cross-cultural business. Culture is a big, vague and elusive …

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Changing China’s child policies will only benefit dairy briefly

By Keith Woodford – interest.co.nz Keith Woodford says changing China’s child policies will only benefit dairy briefly. Tourism & old-age products are where big changes will occur China’s recently announced change from a one-child to a two-child policy has led to considerable media comment, including from our own Prime Minister …

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2015: Summit Highlights

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Highlights video from the 2015 China Business Summit. This year we focused on supply chains, free trade, investment, commerce in the digital age and growth markets in China. Videos of selected speakers and in-depth interviews will be published in the coming weeks.

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Making the most from Chinese investment in New Zealand

By Bill Bennett Pengxin International director Terry Lee says revisiting the government veto of his company’s attempt to buy Lochinver  is critical. Lee maintains the process is unbalanced and flawed. “We need clarity, consistency and speed. We need to reduce risks for investors. In our case we came up against …

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Romance focus for Chinese travellers

By Grant Bradley – NZ Herald, Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon says his airline’s marketing in China aims to portray this country as romantic and an ideal destination for families. He said his airline had just enjoyed its best ever performance in China in the past year, despite …

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Air New Zealand’s romantic lure for tourists

By Grant Bradley – NZ Herald Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon says his airline’s marketing in China aims to portray this country as romantic and an ideal destination for families. He said his airline had just enjoyed its best ever performance in China in the past year, despite …

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New Zealand China expert warns on growth

By Christopher Adams – NZ Herald Beijing-based investment advisor David Mahon delivered a sobering message to today’s China Business Summit – prepare for more bad news about the Chinese economy. The New Zealander, who has lived in China since 1984, said the world’s most populous nation was heading into a …

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Pengxin not over Lochinver

By Christopher Adams – NZ Herald China’s Shanghai Pengxin hasn’t completely given up hope of buying Lochinver Station, despite the Central North Island property having been sold to another company. In September government ministers declined an application by Pengxin subsidiary Pure 100 Farm to buy the 13,843ha sheep and beef …

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EU is a concern for Fonterra in Chinese market

By John Boylan Fonterra looks for sales expansion in China, but CEO Theo Spierings is worried about the EU gaining market share. Theo Spierings, Fonterra CEO, told the China Business Summit in Auckland that losing Chinese market share to EU competitors is a concern for New Zealand. Christopher Adams, reporting …

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PM defends decision to block sale of Lochinver

By Bernard Hickey – interest.co.nz PM defends decision to block sale of Lochinver to Shanghai Pengxin; says decision not political; ministers made independent decisions; says public debate over foreign land sales not hurting National in polls. Prime Minister John Key has defended the decision by two of his ministers to …

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