11th July 2017

What is China’s ‘new Silk Road’?

China aims to create numerous major land and maritime transport corridors around the world in order to boost trade and stimulate economic growth. NZ China Council Executive Director Stephen Jacobi spoke… Read More

10th July 2017


Executive Director Stephen Jacobi has recently returned from a two and a half week visit to six cities in China.  During the visit to Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Nanning, Chengdu,… Read More

12th June 2017

PM, Council meet on NZ China relationship

 Prime Minister Rt Hon Bill English joined the New Zealand China Council Executive Board for breakfast on 9 June to discuss the current relationship with China and how to enhance it further. Read More

1st June 2017

Top China business accolade for John Key

Former Prime Minister John Key has been recognised for his leadership of the New Zealand China relationship. Key received the award for Outstanding Contribution to the New Zealand – China business relationship at… Read More

19th May 2017

New Zealand must act on Belt and Road

New Zealand must clearly define its role in China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to build and grow the bilateral relationship, according to the New Zealand China Council. The BRI is a Chinese-led… Read More

2nd May 2017

“Belt and Road” FT Breakfast

The NZ China Council was delighted to host a breakfast with Financial Times Editor Jamil Anderlini. Jamil spoke about China’s ‘Belt and Road’ Initiative and its relevance for NZ China relations. Executive Director Stephen Jacobi… Read More

21st April 2017

Watch: 90 years since Rewi Alley arrived in China

Rewi Alley is one of the most renowned foreigners to have lived in China, named as one of the country’s top ten international friends.  This video commemorates the 90th anniversary of Alley’s arrival in Shanghai… Read More

21st April 2017

NZ China Council commemorates Rewi Alley

The New Zealand China Council commemorated the 90th anniversary of Rewi Alley’s arrival in China with a function in Auckland attended by Ambassador of the Peoples’ Republic of China Wang Lutong, Consul General Xu Erwen,… Read More

20th March 2017

Premier Li Keqiang to visit New Zealand

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s official visit to New Zealand next week will set the stage for accelerated economic cooperation and trade, according to the New Zealand China Council. Read More

16th March 2017

Perceptions of Asia 2017 survey released

The New Zealand China Council welcomes the 2017 release of Asia New Zealand Foundation’s Perceptions of Asia report. This annual survey is a critical benchmark of New Zealanders’ attitudes toward the Asia. This year’s survey… Read More