Future Taniwha play a part in the future of NZ-China relations
On 4 August, the New Zealand China Council together with North Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence (CAPE), New Zealand China Trade Association Young Associates and the Asia New Zealand Foundation co-hosted an event “Future Taniwha: Opportunities for NZ’s emerging leaders to engage on China” at Fonterra’s corporate centre in Auckland. 90 young professionals and senior university students attended the event.
Former Prime Minister Rt Hon Sir John Key spoke at the event, reiterating the importance of the New Zealand-China relationship and sharing his thoughts on the current geo-political environment.
During the panel discussion representatives of the four co-hosting organisations introduced their leadership development opportunities in the New Zealand-China area; discussed where young people fit into the future engagement with China; and areas we could we work on together that benefit both countries.
“It was heartening to see all these young people interested in being part of the discussion on New Zealand’s future relationship with China”, said Alistair Crozier, Executive Director of the Council. “We look forward to strengthening their involvement in helping shape the future of one of our most important relationships.”