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Exporters should market more premium products to boost China sales, Shanghai-based economist Mary Boyd says

The Economist Intelligence Unit Director Corporate Network at Shanghai economist Mary Boyd

Air NZ moves to daily Tokyo and Shanghai flights

Airline resumes daily return flights in response to strong growth in the Asian market.

Air NZ cuts Beijing services to concentrate on Shanghai

Air New Zealand will add a fifth weekly service to Shanghai from July 4 but will suspend its twice-weekly direct Auckland to Beijing service from June 30.

NZ day at World Expo in Shanghai

New Zealand's national day at World Expo in Shanghai, China today is an opportunity to showcase all that New Zealand has to offer, Prime Minister John Key says.

Every country at the expo is allocated a national day where they hold special events.

Today is New Zealand's and Mr Key is in Shanghai to celebrate.

A waharoa or gateway -- carved in the shape of a waka maumahara (ceremonial canoe) -- will be officially gifted to the Baoshan District Mayor.

There will also be a flag raising ceremony, speeches and cultural performances.

Tomizone signs China deal, shoots to be 'the Skype of wi-fi'

Auckland company Tomizone has scored a deal that will see it help China Mobile and China Unicom roll out 10,000 wireless internet hotspots by the end of the year.

Tomizone chief executive Steve Simms tells NBR his company was approached in June last year by Beijing-based Coordinate Technologies Communications (CTC).

Mr Simms says CTC interested in Tomizone’s wi-fi services platform, which facilitates credit card payments, or the use of a Tomizone internet account, for people wanting ad hoc access to a wi-fi hotspot.