News

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

16th September 2014

Mary Boyd on China’s ‘new normal’

NZ China Council is proud to bring to you this much anticipated presentation by Mary Boyd, the director of the Economist Shanghai. It has been a month since the highly successful Macro/Micro China event, and… Read More

15th September 2014

NZ’s winning hand in China

NZ China Council is proud to bring to you this much anticipated interview with John McKinnon, NZ Ambassador to China designate. It has been a month since the… Read More

15th September 2014

Mary Boyd on ‘Premiumisation’

NZ China Council is proud to bring to you this much anticipated interview with Mary Boyd, the director of the Economist Shanghai. It has been a month since… Read More

12th September 2014

NZ Tourism Outlook 2014-2020

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) develops and delivers policy, services, advice and regulation to support economic growth and prosperity and well-being of New Zealanders. The Tourism… Read More

11th September 2014

China market entry handbook 2014

This is the latest handbook by Sovereign China, a research group that aims to accelerate international clients’ ability to understand and operate in China successfully. This is a 101 introduction… Read More

4th September 2014

China Watch: Summer 2014

China Watch is a China Business Report prepared by David Mahon. In this issue, David discussed the term ‘property bubble’, and what it means in China; the rise of the private financial and… Read More

27th August 2014

Dame Jenny Shipley: Chinese banks in NZ a positive

Chinese Herald recently interviewed NZCC’s executive board member, Dame Jenny Shipley to discuss the significance of Chinese banks for New Zealand. Dame Jenny Shipley is an independent director of China Construction Bank of NZ. Read More

26th August 2014

$10M for Asian languages in schools

The Government will invest $10 million over five years to increase the provision of Asian languages in schools, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today. The money will be… Read More