HERALD WEEKLY ISSUE 574:27 July 2011

Chinese business people to visit, seek investment opportunities

A group of high powered business people from New Zealand are visiting several Pacific countries and are due to arrive in Rarotonga on Thursday morning.
The group which comprises members from the Chinese Business Round Table Council (CBRC) of New Zealand, is currently in Niue after visiting Samoa.
With no public announcement as yet from our government concerning the visit, Pitt Media contacts in Niue have advised that there are 15 in the delegation which is accompanied by members of the Reef Group of NZ including ex All Black Michael Jones.
The leader of the delegation is Mr Jack Chen , President of NZ Natural Dairy Ltd who is chairman of the CBRC and includes several directors of the CBRC Ms May Wang, deputy leader of the delegation, Mr Tay-hang Ching, Mr Graham Chin, CEO of NZ Natural dairy Ltd, Mr Phi San Lam, Ms Zheng Hong, deputy executive secretary of CBRC and Ms Wang Xi, delegation secretary.
Also on the trip are representatives of the media, Mr Jerry Wen Yang, Chief Editor of the United Chinese Press, Mr Jody Chang from WTV, Mr Julian Nixon , Chief Editor of the United Press, and several businessmen, Mr Ng, Mr Tin-Yau Andy Lau, Mr Shau Hong Lau and Mr Wu.
According to the Niue source, the group is exploring trade and investment opportunities especially in fishing and agriculture with a strong interest in Noni.
The group is to travel onto Rarotonga by an Air Rarotonga charter due to leave Niue on Thursday arriving Rarotonga about 2pm.
The Herald has since learnt that during their proposed four day stay in Rarotonga, government has organized for the group to take in various tourist highlights.
A check of the Internet websites for NZ newspapers discloses the Mr Jack Chen has a colourful past including being found guilty in2004 of serious breaches of Chinese securities regulations.
Ms May Wang has been linked with Chinese investors seeking to purchase large dairy farms in NZ.

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