Ban Ki-moon, former United Nations Secretary-General, speaks in an interview with Xinhua in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 13, 2021. (Xinhua/Wang Jingqiang) “China has made substantial contributions to realizing the ideals of the United Nations,” former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a recent interview with Xinhua. “The restoration ofContinue Reading

By Wang Zhijian, Chinese Consul General in Christchurch   China’s recent regulatory actions rectifying malpractices of certain internet companies and private training providers have attracted western media’s attention and criticism. Certain western media reports described these actions as a clampdown on capitalists, an attempt to decrease regulatory transparency and a setbackContinue Reading

By Wang Zhijian, Chinese Consul General in Christchurch  In recent years, we’ve seen many discussions concerning New Zealand exporters’ “over-reliance” on Chinese market and heard some governmental calls for diversification of New Zealand trade. These are based on a worrisome hypothesis that China-New Zealand relations will surely deteriorate sometime inContinue Reading

By Wang Zhijian, Chinese Consul General in Christchurch  On the occasion of the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, I wish to extend, on behalf of the Chinese Consulate-General in Christchurch, festive greetings and best wishes to Chinese compatriots, Chinese students, employees of Chinese institutionsContinue Reading

Players of New Zealand stand on the podium during the awards ceremony for the women’s rugby sevens at Tokyo 2020 on July 31, 2021. (Xinhua/Xue Yubin)   New Zealand’s Olympic athletes won a record 20 medals at Tokyo 2020, beating the nation’s previous best of 18   New Zealand DeputyContinue Reading