News

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

12th September 2016

It’s #ChineseLanguageWeek

More young New Zealanders should embrace the opportunity to learn Chinese, according to New Zealand China Council Executive Director Stephen Jacobi. “Chinese Language Week is a reminder of how critical language acquisition is to developing… Read More

5th September 2016

China Council hosts visiting China scholar

The NZ China Council was pleased to host a luncheon discussion for business, government and media guests with Professor Bates Gill in Auckland on 5 September. Prof Gill is Professor of Asia-Pacific Strategic Studies at… Read More

18th August 2016

NZ China Council Executive Director visits China

New Zealand China Council Executive Director Stephen Jacobi visited Beijing and Shanghai in August 2016 following an APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) meeting in Shenzhen. In Beijing Mr Jacobi met with New Zealand’s ambassador to… Read More

16th August 2016

China Council meets in Christchurch

The Executive Board of the NZ China Council met in Christchurch on 16 August. The Board was joined at lunch by Mayor Lianne Dalziel and Canterbury University Vice Chancellor Rod Carr at the newly renovated… Read More