News

18th February 2017

Growing Maori exports on agenda for Hastings Summit

Exports to China from Maori led businesses are set for a major boost following the inaugural Taniwha Dragon Economic Summit in Hastings next week. Official figures show goods exported by Māori authorities were worth $485… Read More

9th February 2017

Chinese learning kicks off in Gisborne

This article originally appeared in the Gisborne Herald Students at nine Gisborne schools are about to benefit from the introduction of Mandarin by three teachers from China. Tang Bin, Long Yuning and Bai Hong were… Read More

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