Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


NZ to be Seen Through Chinese Eyes by Millions

New Zealand to be Seen Through Chinese Eyes by Millions

A television documentary series in Beijing will introduce New Zealand to an estimated television audience of up to 300 million Chinese viewers.


Trade Minister Phil Goff has launched a television documentary series in Beijing which will introduce New Zealand to a television audience estimated by China Central Television ultimately to be up to 300 million Chinese viewers.

"The documentary series, 'New Zealand Journeys' consists of five, one-hour episodes which explore aspects of New Zealand culture and society and provide a comprehensive overview of modern New Zealand seen from a Chinese perspective", said Mr Goff.

"The series has been developed and produced by internationally renowned Dunedin based film makers, Natural History New Zealand in collaboration with China Central Television (CCTV10) and with funding from the Ministry for Culture and Heritage through the Cultural Diplomacy International Programme.

"Natural History New Zealand worked closely with their Chinese colleagues on the production of this series, with the goal of ensuring the documentaries allow New Zealand to be seen through Chinese eyes.

"The five documentary themes are; New Zealand natural history, people, innovation, cinema and the links between New Zealand and China. The series portrays New Zealand as being an innovative and creative, cosmopolitan society with beautiful scenery, a clean and sustainable environment, a stable economy and a unique and colourful history.

"The documentary series began screening in China on Friday night on CCTV10 with subsequent screenings also on other channels. With tourism from China to New Zealand for the first time breaking the 100,000 mark, the TV documentaries will assist greatly in giving New Zealand a significantly higher profile.

"The launch this week of the direct air link between New Zealand and China, the new documentary series and New Zealand's largest ever business mission abroad have all helped to promote New Zealand in the increasingly important Chinese market", Mr Goff said.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Werewolf: What Does Winston Peters Want His Legacy To Be?

A lot of people in New Zealand seem to resent Winston Peters and the power that he appears to have. “Appears” being the operative word. In reality, Peters will have power only up to the point that he uses it.

By next week, he’ll have become just another junior player in an MMP governing arrangement, battling to hold onto the gains he was promised. More>>


Rising Toll: Road Safety Needs To Be A Higher Priority

Official advice released to the Green Party under the Official Information Act shows that the previous National Government dismissed an option to make road safety its most important transport priority after being told the road toll was rising. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>


Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>


Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>


Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>


Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>




Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election