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22nd April 2020

Covid crisis a time to reveal our nation’s spirit

It is often said a crisis doesn’t change people, it reveals them. As COVID-19 devastates countries and drags the global economy into recession, we’re witnessing the greatest disruption to the free flow of people across… Read More

18th March 2020

Counting the cost of Coronavirus

Our Executive Director Rachel Maidment recently joined a webinar panel discussion organised by the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. The discussion aimed to inform the Kiwi business and finance community about the current and… Read More

5th February 2020

Coronavirus – information for Exporters

The following information is republication of the information regarding the coronavirus outbreak on the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise website ( www.nzte.govt.nz) NZ China Council supports the people and city of Wuhan. “Our thoughts… Read More

29th January 2020

Message of support for the city of Wuhan

On behalf of the New Zealand China Council, I express my support to the city and people of Wuhan during the difficulties presented by the coronavirus outbreak.  Our thoughts are with… Read More

20th December 2019

New Zealand’s real challenge with China 

Published on 20 Dec 2019 The New Zealand Herald Departing Executive Director Stephen Jacobi shares some final thoughts about the future of the relationship. No one can predict exactly what’s ahead for New Zealand’s… Read More

16th December 2019

New Structure Confirmed for NZ China Council

NZ China Council Chair Sir Don McKinnon has announced a new governance and membership structure to improve the Council’s operational effectiveness and enhance the diversity of its membership. The new structure will provide for a… Read More

9th December 2019

“WHAT’S AHEAD FOR NZ/CHINA RELATIONS”

ADDRESS TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF CHINESE TAX AND POLICY AUCKLAND, 9 DECEMBER 2019 STEPHEN JACOBI EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NEW ZEALAND CHINA COUNCIL It’s good to be with you today and… Read More

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

The Council

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.

Rachel Maidment

Executive Director