RSM New Zealand

China Practice Group

China is one of New Zealand’s largest trading partners and over recent years New Zealand has experienced a rapid influx of Chinese businesses and individuals seeking investment opportunities.

At RSM, we understand the cultural differences and economic diversity between China and New Zealand and we value our Chinese clients. This is built on years of being their trusted adviser and helping them to successfully invest and grow in the New Zealand and international market.


RSM‘s clients benefit by having international expertise in easy reach. RSM Asia Pacific firms are located in


We provide our Chinese clients with timely advice in relation to the following:

  • Establishing business operations in New Zealand, including advice on the appropriate structure to undertake your business and investment activities;
  • Commercial and financial due diligence to assist you with making the right decisions;
  • Buying businesses, residential, commercial or farming property in New Zealand;
  • Taxation structuring and advisory;
  • Importing goods and services into New Zealand;
  • Exporting goods and services from New Zealand;
  • Sale of your business or investment assets;
  • Audit, accounting and other business advisory services;
  • Capital market support & IPOs;
  • Mergers & acquisitions;
  • Transaction support & due diligence; and
  • Valuation & expert reports.

We also have a thorough understanding of the New Zealand income tax law regulations and the importance of complying with the Foreign Investment rules when undertaking investment and business activities.


The New Zealand market is attractive to Chinese investors with significant opportunities for generating wealth and we have extensive experience in the following sectors:

  • Tourism
  • Property investment in residential, commercial and farming land
  • Property development
  • Construction
  • Retail
  • Aged care services
  • Farming and agriculture
  • Financial services
  • Importing and exporting


Our priority is to deliver exceptional service and we achieve this through effective communication. We have key practitioners who are fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and many other languages. Our bilingual professionals have a wealth of professional knowledge and practical experience and are dedicated to helping you operate effectively and extract maximum value from your investments in New Zealand.

Growth in the China Practice Group

3 July 2018
The China Practice Group team is growing

PBE Accounting Standards Adoption –The good, the bad, and the ugly

29 May 2017
New Zealand is now two years into our new accounting framework for Public Benefit Entities being applicable.  So how has it gone?  What has the experience been to date?  What can we learn from the adoption so far?

Fundraising Magazine - PBE Accounting Standards Adoption

29 May 2017
Fundraising New Zealand magazine has been New Zealand's premiere independent monthly subscriber publication for the not-for-profit sector, and associated support organisations and individuals, since 2002.

Narrow-scope amendments to the presentation of financial statements for for-profit entities

10 May 2017
An initiative was launched internationally to explore how disclosures in IFRS can be amended to improve the way in which information is disclosed and presented in financial statements. Narrow-scope amendments to IAS 1 were issued by the IASB and approved by the NZASB for use in NZ IFRS.

RSM NZ to grow China Practice Group

17 March 2017
China is one of New Zealand’s largest trading partners and over recent years New Zealand has experienced a rapid influx of Chinese businesses and individuals seeking investment opportunities.

How can we help you?

Contact us by phone 0800 774 623 or submit your questions, comments, or proposal requests.


Key Contacts : China Practice Group

Wei Chen
Partner,   Auckland




Elaine Yong
Audit Partner, Auckland Central


Emily Xu
Partner, Auckland North