This month we have another wide range of articles from Kiwis involved in China plus undertake our usual analysis of China’s economy and NZ’s export data. The Chinese economy appears to be slowing down by more than earlier expected, but demand for NZ primary goods and opportunities for our niche suppliers are likely to remain strong.
Ian McInnes of Sino Investments Ltd writes of the importance of green technology and invites those interested in this area which is receiving increasing attention in already heavily polluted China to read the report for insights into how Kiwi companies might be able to play a profitable role.
The dispute between China and Japan over islands to the NE of Taiwan is hotting up. I give some thoughts on the issue and invite Kiwis to learn more about tensions in a part of the world already supplying 62% of our goods export receipts – Asia.
If you do the math you’ll find that only some 23% of China’s population are truly benefitting from the over three decades of strong growth. The attached document takes a look at how this calculation is made.