New Zealand Embassy Beijing, China


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.

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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.


Deputy Prime Minister Bill English will host China’s Vice Premier Hui Liangyu when he visits New Zealand on 27 and 28 September.


"Women of China", an English-language Chinese monthly magazine associated with the All-China Women's Federation, recently interviewed New Zealand Ambassador Carl Worker and his wife Connie Aldao-Worker at the New Zealand Residence in Beijing, to discuss living and working in today's China. Please click the file below to read the interview in full.



Professor Cui Liru, President of the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR) visited New Zealand, 15- 18 August, as a Prime Minister's Fellow. During his visit, he met with the Prime Minister, Rt Hon John Key, and the Minister of Defence, Hon Wayne Mapp, the Opposition Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hon Maryan Street MP, and senior officials from the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.


At a national memorial for the Chirstchurch earthquake, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key spoke to the nation. Read the full speech at the Beehive website.


H.E. Mr Yang Jiechi
Minister of Foreign Affairs
People’s Republic of China

Your Excellency

It was with real concern that I heard today of the earthquake which has occurred in Yunnan province. Please accept my personal condolences, and those of the Government and people of New Zealand.


On 7 March Counsellor Le Aimei, wife of Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, presided over the opening ceremony of "China in my Eyes", a photographic exhibition of work submitted by female diplomats and spouses in celebration of International Women's Day at China's Capital Museum in Beijing.


On 22 March 2011, a memorial ceremony was held at the New Zealand Embassy for victims of the Christchurch Earthquake. Members of the New Zealand community in Beijing were joined by representatives of Chinese Government departments and organisations, all of whom had provided assistance in the wake of the earthquake. This included members of the Chinese Urban Search and Rescue Team (USAR), who were deployed in Christchurch after the disaster.

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