15 Oct 2010

Joyce leading trade delegation to China

5:38 am on 15 October 2010

Communications and Information Technology Minister Steven Joyce will lead a trade delegation to China this week in a bid to boost the presence of New Zealand companies in the rapidly growing market there.

He says New Zealand companies are well placed to take advantage of the Chinese government's emphasis on developing the country's high-tech sector.

China has more than 420 million internet users, 823 million mobile phone users and 277 million people who use the internet on their mobile phone.