New Zealand Embassy Beijing, China


Please see attached links for press releases on the New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries on the safety of New Zealand dairy products.


22 December 2012 was the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between New Zealand and China.  To mark this occasion, New Zealand’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Murray McCully discussed the relationship in a statement in New Zealand’s Dominion Post newspaper on 24 December.  Shortly afterward, on 28 December, China’s People’s Daily newspaper published an interview with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key to discuss the 40th anniversary.  Please click the documents below to read these articles.


Ambassador Carl Worker and staff from the New Zealand Embassy in Beijing visited the Beijing offices of New Zealand dairy company Fonterra 14 December 2012 for the latest in a series of coordination meetings.  Operating under the NZ Inc.


In Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index released on 5 December 2012, New Zealand was again named as having the lowest perceived levels of public sector corruption out of 176 countries and territories, helped by strong public access to information and rules governing the behaviour of those in public positions. It is the seventh year in a row that New Zealand has topped the index.  This year New Zealand was named in joint first place with Denmark and Finland.


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 send to the New Zealand Embassy, Beijing before Friday 11 January 2013.
Guidelines and Application forms are attached.


New Zealand Ambassador H.E. Carl Worker was recently featured on CCTV talkshow UpClose, hosted by Eyee Hsu.


This year is the 50th edition of the United Nations Handbook. New Zealand is proud to have produced the handbook since 1961 as a symbol of our longstanding and practical commitment to the United Nations.

The handbook is a comprehensive guide to the United Nations system and how it works. It summarises all United Nations organisations and provides essential information about their aims, structures, and membership.


Two Chinese design students received the top two awards at the World of Wearable Art (WOW) Awards in Wellington, New Zealand on Friday 28 September.


There have recently been anti-Japanese demonstrations in several cities across China. These protests have primarily focussed on Japanese diplomatic missions and targeted Japanese businesses. New Zealanders are not considered at direct risk but are advised to avoid all demonstrations and any areas of unrest.

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