New Zealand Embassy Beijing, China


The New Zealand Government is shocked and saddened by the violent attacks at the Kunming Train Station on the evening of 1 March.


An online toolkit is now available for New Zealand exporters to help tell the New Zealand story overseas.


The New Zealand Government has today issued a report on the first stage of the Government Inquiry into the Whey Protein Concentrate Contamination incident that occurred in August.

The report finds New Zealand’s food safety regulatory model is consistent with international principles and is among the best in the world.


For the seventh year in a row, New Zealand has placed first on Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index.

A link to the results of the 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index can be found here.


Prime Minister John Key expressed condolences to the families of those affected by the earthquake which hit Sichuan province on Saturday 20 April. Please click here for the full statement.


Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced the appointment of diplomat Rebecca Needham as New Zealand’s Consul-General in Guangzhou, China.
Ms Needham will be the first Guangzhou Consul-General to be appointed from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The post has until now been managed by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.


The Prime Minister of New Zealand, Rt Hon John Key, is visiting China, 6-7 April, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between New Zealand and China, as well as the 5th anniversary of the signing of the Free Trade Agreement.  He is accompanied by one of the largest delegations to travel offshore with a New Zealand Prime Minister. Further information can be found at the following websites:


The 2013 Anzac Day Dawn Service will be held at the New Zealand Residence, No 1 Ritan Dongerjie, on Thursday 25 April 2013.

The service will commence at 5.15am and will last approximately 40 minutes.  Gates will open at 4.45am and close for entry at 5.10am.  The service will be followed by a traditional ‘Gunfire Breakfast’. 

Please register your attendance by COB Friday 19 April 2013.

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Ullens’ Centre for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in the 798 Art District is holding a festival of New Zealand film-making from 1-13 March, with the support of the Embassy. A flyer and brochure of the event are attached below.

As you can see, the event is featuring a broad spectrum of New Zealand film-making, all bound by a New Zealand connection in some way. All films are in original language with Chinese and English subtitles.


Immigration New Zealand's Beijing and Shanghai branches, and the Visa Application Centres in Beijing and Shanghai, will be closed for Chinese New Year from Monday 11 February to Friday 15 February, and will reopen on Monday 18 February.

"Immigration New Zealand's Hong Kong Branch, and the Visa Application Centre in Hong Kong, will be closed from Monday 11 February to Wednesday 13 February, reopening on Thursday 14 February. The Visa Application Centre in Guangzhou will be closed from Monday 11 February to Friday 15 February inclusive.

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