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 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.


Aug26SeminarsThe Tale of Two Cities: The Unlikely Symbiosis of Shanghai and Yiwu
Date: 26 August 2014
Time: 4.30 pm
Venue: CO119, Cotton Building, Kelburn Campus
Shanghai is busy proving China’s place on the world stage, Yiwu is busy keeping… Read more
Sep23SeminarsEthnic Minority Films in 21st century China
Date: 23 September 2014
Time: 4.30 pm
Venue: AM 106, Alan MacDiarmid, Kelburn Campus
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20 August 2014 Jason Young writes 'The Fish and the Bear Paw'
he debate in New Zealand on our agricultural investment relationship with China is understandably focused… Read more
23 July 2014 China Update 2014 Released
Whilst contributing to the China Research Centre's annual conference, Associate Professor Song Ligang of the… Read more
23 July 2014 NZ-Sino Youth Exchange Delegation
The China Research Centre recently welcomed a delegation of directors, researchers and media personnel as part of the NZ-Sino Youth Exchange Programme organised by the Asia New Zealand Foundation. Read more

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China at the Crossroads 

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. 

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Symposium marks 40 Years of Diplomatic Relations in Beijing

The China Centre marked the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between New Zealand and China.

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New Zealand and China: Looking Ahead, What China's Comprehensive Reforms means for New Zealand

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.

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China, the World Economy and 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.

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