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

Based at Victoria University of Wellington, 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.

NZCCRC Visiting Fellow Working Paper

The New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre's 2020 Visiting Fellow Professor Martin Whyte's working paper:  China’s Economic Development History and Xi Jinping’s “China Dream:” An Overview with Personal Reflections

China and Climate Change: Responding to a Global Challenge

This Conference brought together international experts to assess China's domestic and international approach to climate change

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NZCCRC 10th Year Anniversary Lecture

New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre 10th Year Anniversary Lecture by Dr Elizabeth Economy on Xi Jinping's third revolution and the future of US-China relations.

Watch the public lecture here

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 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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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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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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