New Southbound Policy brings Taiwan closer to Asia Pacific

Venkat Raman While the Republic of China (Taiwan) continues to register impressive strides in economic growth and social development, its anxiety to promote its cherished ambition of obtaining ‘Free Taiwan’ status through diplomatic recognition with the rest of the world remains strong. From a political standpoint, the country of 23.57 million people boasts of a robust democracy, a populist government…

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Taiwan welcomes migrants with Special Programmes

Venkat Raman Contrary to popular belief that the Republic of China (Taiwan) is a ‘closed country,’ it welcomes new migrants from all over the world, although its demographic profile comprises largely of people from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and South East Asia. Interesting Figures As at the end of July 2018, there were 733,361 ‘New Migrants,’ settled throughout Taiwan,…

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Republic of China gets closer with Tariff-Free Trade

Venkat Raman New Zealand shares a unique status with the Republic of China (Taiwan), with historic connections, although geo-politics and the ‘One China Policy’ has restrained recognition of the latter as a political entity. However, trade ties between the two countries have been growing and reached a significant milestone when a Free-Trade Agreement was signed in Wellington on December 1,…

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Rumbles for Stuff-MediaWorks tie-up growing

Tim Murphy When the High Court turned down the StuffMe merger of Stuff Ltd and NZME last year, the prospect of MediaWorks stepping into the ring to link with Stuff became a real possibility. Now, with Stuff’s Australian parent, Fairfax Media, being swallowed by Nine Entertainment, the rumbles for a Stuff-MediaWorks tie-up are growing again. For corporate engineers, there would be a few…

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Meeting highlights India’s growing potential

Michael Henstock  New Zealand Indian businesses celebrated Indian Independence Day by hosting a gala dinner at Naumi Hotel in Auckland on August 15, 2018. ‘India@72,’ organised by the New Zealand India Trade Alliance (NZITA), was attended by Diplomats, Ministers, Members of Parliament, top business associations and leaders of various Indian groups. NZITA Secretary General Sunil Kaushal said, “This is a…

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Tertiary Education maximum Fee for 2019 set

Supplied Content The Annual Maximum Fee Movement (AMFM) for tertiary education organisations in 2019 has been set to 2%, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today. Each year the Government sets a limit for any tuition fee increases charged by the tertiary sector for domestic students. Submissions considered  “I have considered the six submissions received and believe that the increase strikes…

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