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

9th March 2015

NZ China Council meets NZ Prime Minister

The annual NZ China Council Prime Ministerial Breakfast was held recently at Minter Ellison Rudd Watts in Auckland. The breakfast is an opportunity to review the Council’s activities over the past year and discuss the… Read More

20th February 2015

NZ China Science Fellowship launched

Plant & Food Research has strong tradition of collaboration with China, dating back to the 1940s when esteemed Chinese horticultural scientist Li Lairong first arrived in New Zealand. The Institute is offering scientists… Read More