New Zealand Embassy Beijing, China


This article was originally posted on 17/11/14.


Please be advised the New Zealand Embassy in Beijing and the New Zealand Consulates-General in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu will be closed from Wednesday 18th to Friday 20th February 2015 to observe the Chinese New Year public holiday.   All offices will reopen on Monday 23 February 2015.


New Zealand is proud to partner with the African Union Commission to produce the African Union Handbook 2015. In a significant development, this edition has been published in both English and French.


Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed New Zealand taking up its seat as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

“New Zealand’s term on the Security Council will place us at the heart of international decision-making for the next two years,” Mr McCully says.

“The Security Council is currently considering some of the most pressing issues the international community faces, including; the dire humanitarian situation in Syria, ISIL, and Ebola.


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 5 December 2014.

Guidelines and Application forms are attached.


New Zealand has secured a place on the United Nations Security Council for 2015-16.

Read the Prime Minister's media release


Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced diplomat Guergana Guermanoff as New Zealand’s new Consul-General to Shanghai.

“New Zealand’s trade with China has been growing strongly in the past five years, and Shanghai is an important point of entry to the Chinese market for many New Zealand firms,” Mr McCully says.


Foreign Minister Murray McCully has appointed diplomat Alistair Crozier to open New Zealand’s new Consulate in Chengdu, Western China.


New Zealand Ambassador to China, Mr Carl Worker, today expressed his sincere condolences to the people of China for the tragic earthquake that struck Yunnan province on 3 August. “The New Zealand government is greatly saddened to learn of the loss of life and destruction caused by the large earthquake in South-west China," Ambassador Worker said. “New Zealand recalls only too clearly the pain and destruction caused by large earthquakes and warmly recalls China's firm support following the Christchurch Earthquake.


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.

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