New Zealand Embassy Beijing, China


To read the full press release on Minister McCully's visit to China click here.


To read the full press release on Minister Groser's visit click here.


Hon Tim Groser paid his first official visit to Beijing from 1-3 February 2010 as Minister of Trade and Minister Responsible for International Climate Change Negotiations. Mr Groser had previously visited China many times in other capacities, most recently at the signing of the New Zealand–China Free Trade Agreement in April 2008.


Visit the Beehive website to read the address by Tim Groser, New Zealand's Minister of Trade, to KEA China.


The New Zealand – China Doctoral Research Scholarship Programme, which was launched by the New Zealand and Chinese Governments alongside the signing of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in April 2008, is a full scholarship package funded by the two countries. It funds a three year research programme at PhD level.


Prime Minister John Key, Deputy Prime Minister Bill English and New Zealand ministers welcomed Vice Premier Li Keqiang for discussions on the economy, trade, climate change and international affairs.


Education Minister Anne Tolley and China's Ambassador to New Zealand, Mr Zhang Limin, signed an education agreement at Parliament which focuses on enhancing education research, science and technology links between New Zealand and China.


Nominations are being called for the 2009 World Class New Zealand awards programme.


Trade Minister Tim Groser welcomed the first anniversary of the entry into force of the New Zealand-China Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

Click here for the press release.


Ambassador Carl Worker was invited to do an interview with China Daily on China’s 60th anniversary on 20 August 2009.

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