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

Based at Victoria, the 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?

China's New Tourists: New Zealand and the Year of Chinese Tourism

This conference brought together world-leading experts to debate China's outbound tourism policy and what the implications are for New Zealand.

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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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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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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.

Guest presentations

The Belt and Road Initiative: A New Zealand Appraisal

This report provides recommendations for how New Zealand can appraise China’s BRI.

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