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29th November 2019

Respect at core of NZ ties with China

Relations are on a solid footing, says departing chief of trade advocacy group By KARL WILSON, Global Edition of China Daily New Zealand has managed to establish a solid relationship with China “built on mutual… Read More

27th November 2019

FTA Upgrade Update Event

The New Zealand Government has announced the conclusion of negotiations to upgrade New Zealand’s existing free trade agreement with China. Following the announcement, the NZ China Council hosted a discussion with 40 key stakeholders on… Read More

11th November 2019

EXECUTIVE CHANGE AT NZ CHINA COUNCIL

New Zealand China Council Executive Director Stephen Jacobi will step down from the role at the end of December.  Jacobi has held the position of Executive Director since 2016.  New Zealand… Read More

8th November 2019

CHINA AND NEW ZEALAND – PARTNERS FOR HEALTH

ADDRESS TO THE WAITEMATA DISTRICT HEALTH BOARD HEALTH FORUM ON INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION STEPHEN JACOBI, NEW ZEALAND CHINA COUNCIL It’s a pleasure to with you today and I am grateful to my good… Read More

4th November 2019

NZ China Council Welcomes NZ China Free Trade Upgrade

The New Zealand China Council welcomes the upgrade to the New Zealand China Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Chairman Sir Don McKinnon says the successful conclusion of negotiations to upgrade the 2008 agreement shows the bilateral… Read More

29th October 2019

Ngāi Tahu CEO appointed to NZ-China Council

NZ China Council Chair Sir Don McKinnon is pleased to welcome the appointment to the Council of Arihia Bennett, Te Kaihautū o Te Runanga o Ngāi Tahu, on nomination from Maori Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta. Read More

21st October 2019

THE SCOPE OF NZ/CHINA BRI CO-OPERATION

ADDRESS TO THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON BELT AND ROAD & GLOBAL GOVERNANCE SHANGHAI, 18 OCTOBER 2019  SIR DON MCKINNON CHAIRMAN NEW ZEALAND CHINA COUNCIL Tēnā… Read More

2nd October 2019

Talking Chinese Investment in the Capital

Around 30 Wellingtonians gathered for the local launch of the Council’s new report on Chinese investment in New Zealand, organised by the NZ China Trade Association (NZCTA).  Martin Thomson, NZCTA Chair and… Read More

26th September 2019

Understanding China starts with language

Stephen Jacobi Executive Director New Zealand China Council Last month, China’s top live streaming celebrity, Viya, descended on New Zealand amidst a small army of handlers and a whirlwind of publicity. … Read More

23rd August 2019

NZCC takes BRI and Southern Link to New Plymouth

On 19 August, Venture Taranaki and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise jointly hosted the “Exporting to China: Market Updates and Insights” event in New Plymouth. 50 representatives from businesses and exporters in the region attended… Read More

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The New Zealand China Council brings together leading New Zealanaders and organizations that engage with China. It was launched in 2012 to retain and build a strong relationship with China.

Stephen Jacobi

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Introducing the NZ China Council