New Zealand Embassy Beijing, China


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.


Hon Murray McCully, Minister of Foreign Affairs, visited Beijing, 4-6 April, as part of a programme of events to celebrate forty years of diplomatic relations between New Zealand and China.


New Zealand's NZ Inc China Strategy was launched today at a function in Auckland.

To find out more about the strategy and download the NZ Inc China Strategy Publication, "Opening Doors to China - New Zealand's 2015 Vision", click here.


Wine in China magazine’s 2011 Rubis Awards Top 100 Wines in China recognised some of the superb New Zealand wines available to Chinese consumers.

• Saint Clair Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010 (gold medal)
• Lawsons’s Dry Hills Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010 (gold medal)
• Rockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2008 (silver medal)
• Marlborough Vines Sauvignon Blanc 2010 (bronze medal)
The wines were recognised for their excellent quality, unique New Zealand flavours and value for money.


Immigration New Zealand, Beijing Branch, recently received the following email from a mother whose daughter is studying in Wellington, New Zealand. With permission, we share it here with website visitors:


Dear Visa Officer Ms Zhuang

Thank you very much for your help!


China's Zheng Jie was crowned winner of the 2012 ASB Classic women's tennis tournament in Auckland on Sunday 8 January. The tournament is New Zealand's premier women's tennis event. This year's result is also Zheng Jie's first WTA title win since 2006.

For more details, please click here.



Transparency International released on 1 December its annual Global Corruption Perceptions Index which is compiled by the Transparency International Secretariat and found that New Zealand is rated as the least corrupt country internationally.

Please click here for more detail.


The 2011 New Zealand general election was held on Saturday 26 November and the incoming government's Ministers sworn in on 14 December. Please click the document below to view the Ministerial list.


New Zealand Visa Application Centres in Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong are authorised by Immigration New Zealand (INZ) to receive applications for temporary entry and residence class visas for New Zealand.

Please note that all applications will continue to be assessed and decided by immigration officers at the INZ branches in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong in accordance with certified New Zealand Immigration Instructions.

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