8th September 2015

NZ Chinese Language Week

New Zealand Chinese Language Week (NZCLW) is a Kiwi-driven initiative that aims to increase Chinese language learning in New Zealand. The initiative is the first of its kind in any Western country and emerged in… Read More

31st July 2015

Sir Don McKinnon on enhancing NZ China ties

New Zealand China Council Chair Sir Don McKinnon interviewed on Guangdong TV about enhancing New Zealand China relations Watch the interview here:… Read More

28th July 2015


China is not a single market. Beijing offers different opportunities than Shanghai, in turn a different market than the inland city of Chengdu. This animation highlights how two of the main drivers of demand, urban… Read More

22nd July 2015

Cathy Quinn on China New Zealand Ties

Cathy Quinn, Executive Board Member of the New Zealand China Council and Chair of Minter Ellison Rudd Watts discusses current ties between China and New Zealand on CCTV America. Read More

16th July 2015

Global Think Tank Summit held in Beijing

New Zealand China Council Chair Sir Don McKinnon spoke at the Fourth Global Think Tank Summit, hosted by the China Centre for International Economic Exchanges in Beijing last month. Attended by representatives from more than… Read More

16th July 2015

Rodney Jones on NZ property crisis

The debate around what to do about Auckland property, and the role of non-resident buyers in driving up prices, has started to gather considerable heat in recent weeks. In the last few days the focus… Read More

25th June 2015

Carl Worker on China

 New Zealand Ambassador to China from 2009 – 2015, Carl Worker discusses our relationship with China, the collective Chinese psyche and why protocol and business cards are so useful. Read… Read More

18th June 2015

China and Australia sign Free Trade Agreement

On 17 June 2015 Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb and Chinese Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng signed the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement in Canberra. In a ceremony held at Parliament House on 17… Read More

22nd April 2015

China’s economic story a cliff-hanger

Shanghai stock market has soared 68% in the past six months despite the concerns of some economists. ‘Young and fabulous,’ it says on the teenager’s T-shirt, in big gold letters. If it is meant to… Read More

22nd April 2015

Seeking China’s ‘great transition’

China’s economic growth is slowing. By how much and to what extent this will affect New Zealand is not easy to work out. With that in mind I am heading up to Shanghai and Beijing… Read More

22nd April 2015

Shipley keen to leverage Boao appointment

Former Prime Minister Jenny Shipley wants New Zealand firms to take advantage of her appointment to the board of the Boao Forum, which is made up of global political and commercial leaders, to seek business… Read More

13th April 2015

Running out of patience

An important nation denied membership in economic and political alliances will be forced to seek alternative allies or, if it has the means, to develop in itself what it originally sought through… Read More