Chair in Business in Asia - Understanding China

Explore articles by Professor Siah Hwee Ang, who writes a regular column about NZ’s trade and economic relationships with China on

Top 10 on Asia

February 9, 2018 - Siah Hwee Ang with the latest happenings across the Asia-Pacific, including the return of the TPP, One Belt, One Road, one court, Trump tariffs, fake goods, the US borrows from China and more.

Big risks but great opportunities

January 22, 2018 - Siah Hwee Ang says despite huge growth in Foreign Direct Investment in China, the statistics on FDI into China have not grown as fast as would be expected of a country that is continually rolling out the red carpet.

Keeping the pressure on

January 15, 2018 - Siah Hwee Ang says while New Zealand is on summer break China has been churning out 2018 resolutions.

China in Transition: What to look out for in 2018

December 22, 2017 - Siah Hwee Ang gazes into a crystal ball to see what next year has in store for China's impact on NZ, trade and globalisation.

45 years and counting

December 19, 2017 - Siah Hwee Ang says a change in mindset will be required to manage NZ-China ties beyond the celebration of the 45-year relationship so far, and into the next five years.

This week's guest Top 10

October 6, 2017 - Siah Hwee Ang with the latest happenings across the Asia-Pacific including a new couple, an old & odd couple, arbitration of the Belt and Road, the Kra Canal proposal, capping population & more.

South Korea feels China's wrath over deploying US anti-missile defence system

September 26, 2017 - Siah Hwee Ang on the political boundaries of conducting business when security and economic interests collide.

Coping with China's movable feast

September 19, 2017 - Siah Hwee Ang says Chinese domestic players are now having a bigger influence on what foreign companies need to do to succeed in China.

China’s One Belt One Road in the global economy

September 12, 2017 - Siah Hwee Ang says we should expect a lot more discussions around when and how we can observe ‘outcomes’ from OBOR activities.

Observations from the Road

August 28, 2017 - Siah Hwee Ang rounds up some of the developments happening along the new Silk Road.

Observations from the Belt

August 15, 2017 - Siah Hwee Ang looks at why China's One Belt One Road project matters to New Zealand and who is involved.

One Belt One Road Initiative – Then and Now

August 8, 2017 - Siah Hwee Ang with everything you need to know about China's ambitious One Belt One Road Initiative.

Made in China 2025: The impact for NZ and beyond

July 25, 2017 - In the last of a three part series, Siah Hwee Ang looks at the impact for New Zealand and beyond from the Made in China 2025 initiative.

‘Made in China 2025’ for China

July 17, 2017 - Siah Hwee Ang says the 'grand strategy' looks ambitious but needs to be put in perspective of the overall development goal for the year 2049.

‘Made in China’ 30 years on

July 4, 2017 - Siah Hwee Ang outlines China's plans to transform itself into a major innovation centre in manufacturing by 2025.

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