Our Crazy Rich Asian Wedding By Mei Staples   The brief facts   Bride: Yoyo Liang, age 25 yrs (Aussie/Kiwi people might think she looks 16). She is the daughter of my brother, so she is my niece. Works for a major Chinese bank. Groom: Jun Feng, age 27yrs (Aussie/KiwiContinue Reading

New Zealand’s real challenge with China By Stephen Jacobi Departing Executive Director Stephen Jacobi shares some final thoughts about the future of the relationship.   No one can predict exactly what’s ahead for New Zealand’s relationship with China, but one thing is clear. For the foreseeable future at least, China willContinue Reading

Discovering culture and cuisine in France By Carolyn Marks Carolyn Marks explores France and discovers charming towns, historic architecture and some delicious cuisine along the way.    In September I visited northern France, the Dordogne and southern France. Some places I visited with friends and some I travelled to alone.Continue Reading

“WE NEED TO LEARN TO EMBRACE” Interview with Shane Whitfield, Regional Manager, the Community Engagement Southern Team at Office of Ethnic Communities, Department of Internal Affairs By Li Huizi “We need to learn to embrace, to recognise and value the richness that comes from having people from all around theContinue Reading

Understanding China starts with language   Stephen Jacobi Executive Director New Zealand China Council In August, China’s top live streaming celebrity, Viya, descended on New Zealand amidst a small army of handlers and a whirlwind of publicity.  From a hotel room in Auckland, she promoted Kiwi products to her onlineContinue Reading