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 five University Members. These are: the University of Auckland, Auckland University of Technology, the University of Canterbury, the University of Otago and the University of Waikato.
For more on the Centre, click on About Us.
This year's annual conference on contemporary China gathered together an outstanding group of leading international experts on contemporary China to explore the November 2013 Third Plenum Decision. Scholars from the US, Australia and China analysed the 2013 Decision in light of China's reform challenges and drew out the implications for New Zealand and the region.
The China Centre marked the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between New Zealand and China.
This is Ambassador Wang Lutong first public lecture in New Zealand. The lecture focused on New Zealand-China relations with particular emphasis on looking ahead and what China’s comprehensive reform means for New Zealand.
The economic rise of China presents New Zealand commentators and analysts with the task of making sense of not only how Chinese growth will impact New Zealand's economic relations with China, but how the internationalization of the Chinese economy is shaping the structure of the world economy and what this means for individual countries like New Zealand.