News

1st February 2017

New Zealand must get serious about learning Chinese

This week almost 300,000 secondary school students will return to the classroom. Of those, around two percent will learn Chinese during the year. Four times more will study French. There’s value in learning any language,… Read More

21st November 2016

NZ China Council welcomes FTA upgrade

The New Zealand China Council welcomes the announcement of negotiations to upgrade the New Zealand China Free Trade Agreement. New Zealand China Council Executive Director Stephen Jacobi says the news is a vote of confidence… Read More

11th November 2016

Things are Finer in China

The Chinese are fantastic people. For 20 years I’ve been beating the feet to the most populace place on the planet and it’s changed every visit. But the people remain the same. Stoic, resilient,pumping! Wanting… Read More

26th October 2016

NZ China Council welcomes Dr Gary Liu

NZ China Council welcomes Dr Gary Liu October 26, 2016 The distinguished Shanghai-based economist, Dr Gary Liu, is making a short visit to New Zealand as a guest of the New Zealand China Council. Read More

6th October 2016

WeChat: What Kiwi businesses need to know

WeChat is far more than a messaging app. With more than 700 million monthly active users, it is also a powerful social network, a marketing and ecommerce platform, a digital payments service and a channel… Read More

28th September 2016

The Rise of Chinese Agriculture

The rise of Chinese agriculture and implications for New Zealand will be the focus of the NZ Contemporary China Research Centre’s annual conference in Wellington on October 27-28. Hosted by Victoria University and sponsored by… Read More

19th September 2016

NZ China Council welcomes Vice-Chairman of Guangxi

NZ China Council welcomes Vice-Chairman of Guangxi Council Executive Director Stephen Jacobi was honoured to join a welcome dinner hosted by Consul General Mme Xu Erwen for the Vice-Chairman of Guangxi Jiang Autonomous region HE… Read More