The Centre promotes knowledge and understanding of contemporary China in New Zealand through research, collaboration and knowledge sharing.

Based at Victoria, the unique New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre partners with eight New Zealand universities to support seminars, visitor exchanges, conferences and collaborative research into the political, economic, and social life of China today.

Chinese Foreign Policy

What will a more assertive and more influential China mean for regional peace and prosperity? What are the implications for Asia’s Regional Order?

The 19th Party Congress: A ‘New Era’ for China?

This symposium explored the outcomes of the Congress following China’s National People’s Congress meeting in March. It analysed the new leadership, policies, social issues and economic priority in the 'new era'.

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RMB and the globe

Financial Liberalisation and the Renminbi: Implications for New Zealand

This conference brought together international financial experts to examine China's efforts to internationalise the Renminbi and what the implications would be for New Zealand.

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Trump, China and the region

This symposium brought together leading scholars to consider and debate what the Trump Administration’s policies might mean for US-China relations and its impacts on the wider region

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Direction sign post with Trump and China
View from Oceania

The View from Oceania

This conference was hosted in Samoa and took a multidisciplinary approach to examining perspectives on China’s evolving relations with Pacific Island nations.

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New Zealand's China Policy

New Zealand is proud of being the first OECD country to secure a free trade agreement (FTA) and growing their partnership with China since 2008.

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Comprehensive Strategy - John Key
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