News

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

12th February 2015

Mandarin set for boost in Kiwi schools

For the first time, Mandarin is set to overtake Spanish and French, as the most popular foreign language taught in New Zealand primary schools. New Zealand China Council… Read More

15th January 2015

The NZ China relationship in 2014

On Friday 21 November, the New Zealand China Council Executive met with President Xi Jinping and his senior delegation in Auckland.  Council Chairman Sir Don McKinnon introduced the Executive members to the President,… Read More

23rd November 2014

President Xi meets NZ China Council

The New Zealand China Council Executive Board met with President Xi to talk about the NZ/China relationship. Prime Minister John Key tweeted the meeting afterwards, newstalk… Read More

19th November 2014

Trade on the agenda for Xi Jinping visit

New Zealand China Council Pat English was interviewed by TV3 on the trade agenda this morning. Pat says it’s one of the most important visits from a foreign leader New Zealand will get for… Read More

6th November 2014

Chinese President visits NZ

Prime Minister John Key announced today that President Xi, along with a large delegation, will make a state visit to New Zealand from 19 November to 21 November. Read More

21st October 2014

China trade needs more than milk

Earlier this week, NZ Herald reporter interviewed NZ China Council’s Executive Director, Pat English on his opinion of NZ’s trade relationship with China. NZ China Council commissioned NZIER… Read More

7th October 2014

Speech: NZ Ambassador to China

John McKinnon, an advisory member of the NZ China Council, the executive director of Asia NZ Foundation is soon to leave his post to take up his new position as the NZ ambassador… Read More

6th October 2014

Lifting our export performance

New Zealand’s export effort needs to reflect the growing importance of global value chains, writes Stephen Jacobi. “Goods often need to pass several stages of processing across different… Read More

28th September 2014

Arthur Loo: China syndrome could bite us

NZ China Council Executive Board member, Arthur Loo, expressed his opinion in the Sunday Star Times on his view of foreign-investment in NZ. He referred to the the political debates in the recent… Read More