New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre

New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre

Welcome to the New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre

The Centre is a national centre to promote knowledge and understanding of China today through support for research including collaborative research, lectures, seminars, conferences, visitor exchanges and information sharing. It aims to provide a forum for research on contemporary China, and create a strong and enduring New Zealand network of China specialists, academics and providers. It also aims to strengthen ties between scholars and researchers in leading institutions in New Zealand and counterparts in China.

The New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre is based at Victoria University of Wellington, and in addtion to Victoria University of Wellington it has seven University Members. These are: the University of Auckland, Auckland University of Technology, the University of Canterbury, the University of Otago, the University of Waikato, Lincoln University and Massey University.

For more on the Centre, click on About Us.


Jul27SeminarsToward A Yin-Yang Perspective of Relational (Guanxi) Gatekeeping in China
Date: 27 July 2017
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: RHMZ 03, Mezzanine Floor, Rutherford House, Victoria University
China is an extremely complex and ‘insider-controlled’ market for foreign businesses. This seminar discusses how… Read more

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28 April 2017 China Centre attends Pacific Conference in Guangzhou
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20 February 2017 Shi Yinhong on China-US relations under Trump
Professor Shi Yinhong has presented a thought-provoking talk on China’s strategic approach toward the United States under Trump in a well-attended public lecture in Wellington. Read more

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Symposium: Trump, China and the Region: Where to from here?

The election of President Donald J. Trump and the consolidation of President Xi Jinping’s leadership in China have raised fundamental questions about the future of US-China relations and the shape of the economic and security order in the Asia-Pacific region.  This one-day symposium brings together a group of leading international and local scholars to consider and debate what the Trump Administration’s policies might mean for the future of US-China relations and for the security and prosperity of the wider region, including New Zealand.

For more information and the programme, click here.

New Zealand's China Policy: Building a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership—July 2015.

The Rise of Chinese Agriculture
brings together a select group of international scholars and practitioners to build a picture of where the Chinese agricultural sector is heading and to analyse the implications of these trends for countries and producers that partner with China.

Conference date: 27-28 Oct. 2016.

For more information and the conference programme click here.


China and the Pacific: The View from Oceania was held at the National University of Samoa in Apia on 25 and 26 February 2015. It focused on reactions to China's rise and growing role in Oceania. Read papers from presenters.