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BRI Report Launch in Christchurch

May 17, 2018

Organized by New Zealand China Council

“Belt and Road Initiative – A Strategic Pathway”: Report Launch

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is making headlines around the world. Until now there has only been limited discussion of BRI in New Zealand, with little detailed consideration of how co-operation under BRI could contribute to New Zealand’s relationship with China.

The New Zealand China Council has commissioned PwC to prepare a report on how New Zealand could engage with BRI. The report focuses on how New Zealand can build connectivity with China and other countries along the Belt and Road. It puts BRI in context for New Zealand and proposes four specific areas and eight opportunities that can be developed.

The event will include opening remarks by Sir Don McKinnon, Chairman of the New Zealand China Council, a presentation of the report by Stephen Jacobi, Executive Director of the New Zealand China Council and a panel discussion on the four areas of opportunity identified in the report: Trade Facilitation, New Zealand as a conduit to South America, Creative Sector and Innovation.

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