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NZ must make most of opportunities in China

NZ must make most of opportunities in China

China is ''open for business'' - but it is not going to wait around for New Zealand to get its act together, Oritain Global chief executive Dr Helen Darling says.

Raucous welcome in China for Year of the Snake

Raucous welcome in China for Year of the Snake

Chinese have welcomed the arrival of the Year of the Snake with raucous celebrations, setting off a cacophony of firecrackers in the streets and sending fireworks blazing into the sky to bring good fortune.

China carries out anti-missile test

China has tested emerging military technology aimed at destroying missiles in mid-air after an initial test in 2010, state media says, in a move that will unnerve its neighbours.

Dairy exports to China up 27% for 10 months

New Zealand dairy exports to China for the 10 months to October have virtually matched full-year 2011 exports, with two months still to go.

Conservative look to new China leadership

Conservative look to new China leadership

China's ruling Communist Party has unveiled an older, conservative leadership line-up that appears unlikely to take the drastic action needed to tackle pressing issues like social unrest, environmental degradation and corruption.

China feels squeeze of global crisis

China feels squeeze of global crisis

Chinese inflation hit a 29-month low in June but still people are complaining about the rising costs of food and high housing prices. Business editor Dene Mackenzie was in China last week and reports on the economic situation of New Zealand's second-largest trading partner.

China value stressed as visitor numbers rise 31.5%

The growing importance of China to the New Zealand economy was emphasised in a release yesterday by Auckland International Airport, which showed a sharp growth in Chinese visitor numbers in the current financial year.

China denies 'banned goods' exports to Nth Korea

China has denied allegations that its firms had exported banned goods to North Korea, after Japanese media reported that Chinese-made missile transporters were sold to Pyongyang in violation of a U.N. Security Council resolution.

China vows deeper N Korea ties

China's most senior diplomat has vowed to deepen ties with North Korea and praised its young leader Kim Jong-un, despite an international outcry over Pyongyang's recent rocket launch and the possibility of a third nuclear test by the isolated state.

Briton's death linked to China scandal

Britain has asked China to investigate the death last year of a British man with reported ties to a high-profile politician who was dismissed this month in a massive scandal.

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