Here are some snippets from an email received this month from Wenping Chen. He has worked in China for 15 years for Seimens and the Chengdu Economic Commission and ran a café in Christchurch for six years after studying two years at Canterbury University. He offers himself up as a point of contact/development manager in China. email@example.com
Last week at the BNZ-sponsored GoGlobal conference in Auckland a number of people enquired about a paper which I wrote looking at New Zealand’s business culture. I have written about the subject in a number of places and now have contributions from experts in the matter in the monthly Brain Gain NZ publication. http://tonyalexander.co.nz/topics/brain-gain-nz/
As a result of a 24.6% surge at a time when receipts from all other destinations fell by 5.1%, our exports to China including Hong Kong now total $8.4bn or 18.1% of all receipts. A year ago this proportion was 14.4% and back in 2008 it was 7%. New Zealand’s exports to China have soared. Australia takes 21% of our merchandise exports.