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26th April 2022

New Zealand and China: Different Worlds?

This is our Chair John McKinnon’s recent presentation to the China Capable Public Sector programme. An Op Ed based on this presentation, published on Stuff  on 26 April, can be accessed here. This is… Read More

4th April 2022

CPTPP Roundtable

The New Zealand China Council (NZCC) recently joined the New Zealand International Business Forum (NZIBF) and the Centre for China and Globalization (CCG) for a virtual roundtable on the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Our Chair John… Read More

28th February 2022

Dialogue on Climate Change and Sustainable Development

The New Zealand China Council (NZCC) and the China Development Institute (CDI) recently held a joint virtual dialogue on climate change and sustainable development. The dialogue included two sessions “Net-zero emissions strategies” and “Green transportation”. Read More

9th February 2022

Executive change at NZ China Council

New Zealand China Council Executive Director Rachel Maidment will step down from her role next week to take up the position of Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Auckland Office. Maidment has… Read More

21st December 2021

New Zealand China Council announces new chair

Sir Don McKinnon has retired from his role as chair of the New Zealand China Council.  Sir Don served as chair of the Council since its establishment in 2012. Executive Director Rachel Maidment says Sir… Read More

25th November 2021

PODCAST RELEASE: Launching the Southern Link!

The Southern Link places New Zealand in the middle of a global value chain connecting Asia and South America, generating growth in trade, tourism and export opportunities. Transiting via New Zealand offers the shortest air… Read More

24th November 2021

Southern Link report launched!

Rapid growth in trade between Asia and South America is opening the door for New Zealand to potentially reap billions in economic benefits as an aviation hub for travel and e-commerce trade, according to an… Read More

2nd November 2021

Podcast Release: International Education Update

A year on, we reconnect with the education sector to discuss the impact of Covid-19. Our guests, Derek McCormack (Vice Chancellor – AUT), Danny Chan (Co-founder – ACG and Director – UP Education) and  Ainslie Moore (Deputy Director –… Read More

27th September 2021

This week is New Zealand Chinese Language Week!

As a sponsor and supporter of Chinese Language week, every year the Council has a variety of activities to encourage New Zealanders to learn Chinese! This year our Council Members Sir Richard Taylor – Co-founder… Read More