New Zealand Embassy Beijing, China


The New Zealand Embassy has identified media reports in China in recent days claiming there is a current food safety issue with New Zealand whey protein concentrate dairy products. These reports are wrong.  Currently there is no food safety issue relating to these products.


The Head of Mission Funds (HOMFs) for China and Mongolia are small discretionary grants schemes managed by the New Zealand Embassy in Beijing.  The HOMF is a component of the New Zealand Aid Programme, the New Zealand Government’s international aid and development programme managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT).

Applications for the next round of China and Mongolia Head of Mission Funds should be sent to the New Zealand Embassy, Beijing before Friday 4 July 2014.


Development Project Fund (DPF) for China is a grant scheme managed by the New Zealand Embassy in Beijing. The DPF is a component of New Zealand Government’s international aid and development programme managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT).
We would like to advise that this year the target western provinces and regions are still Guizhou, Yunnan, Gansu, Xinjiang, Guangxi, Sichuan, Tibet, Qinghai and Ningxia.


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:

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