Parliament

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

 

Joyce to visit China for trade and education

Hon Steven Joyce
Minister for Economic Development

8 November 2013 Media Statement
Joyce to visit China for trade and education

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce will travel to China tomorrow to highlight the New Zealand-China trade, science and education relationship.

The six-day visit will take in the cities of Shanghai, Hangzhou, Beijing and Shenzhen.

“The New Zealand-China trade relationship has grown quickly in the last decade, reflecting both China’s increasing importance to the world economy and the benefits to New Zealand of the New Zealand-China Free Trade Agreement” Mr Joyce says.

“The trade relationship is well known, however the New Zealand-China education relationship is also on the rise.”

In Hangzhou, Mr Joyce will take part in education meetings, and raise New Zealand’s education, business and investment profile into an important second-tier city.

In Shanghai and Beijing, Mr Joyce will host senior Chinese officials, company representatives and media at a series of high profile events aimed at enhancing the New Zealand brand and raising awareness of New Zealand’s food and beverages, technology, education and investment opportunities.

Mr Joyce will also open the Shenzhen Hi-Tech Fair, China’s largest hi-tech event, where eight New Zealand companies will be exhibiting.

“Since the FTA came into force in September 2008, more than 90 per cent of tariffs have been reduced to zero, two-way trade has increased by 75 per cent, and New Zealand exports to China have more than tripled,” Mr Joyce says.

“In the year ending September 2013, total two-way trade between New Zealand and China was up 16.8 per cent to NZ$16.53 billion. Exports were up 28.5 per cent to a record high of $8.27 billion, and imports were up 7 per cent to NZ$8.26 billion.

“Education is now New Zealand’s third largest export to China after dairy and wood, with over 24,000 fee-paying Chinese students studying in New Zealand in 2012 (up 4.5% on the previous year). Students from China now account for 27 per cent of the international student population in New Zealand, and contributed NZ$800 million to the economy.

“This trip provides the opportunity to highlight our educational strengths and the contribution we make to educating students from China.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Welcoming The Major Health Reforms

Usually “reform” of government agencies is a cost cutting exercise in disguise, but this morning’s revision of the health system looks totally different. These reforms amount to the biggest shake-up of the health system since the neo-liberal reforms of the early 1990s, which have now been completely reversed. Good. The main ingredients announced by Health Minister Andrew Little this morning have included the setting up of a new and truly independent Maori Health Authority... More>>

 

Government: Major Reforms Will Make Healthcare Accessible For All NZers

Putting a greater emphasis on primary healthcare and ensuring fairer access for all New Zealanders are two of the main drivers of health sector reforms announced today by Health Minister Andrew Little. “We are going to put the emphasis squarely ... More>>

ALSO:

Government: Border Exceptions Will See More Families Reunited

Hundreds more families who were separated by the border closure will be reunited under new border exceptions announced today, Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi said. More>>

ALSO:

National: Proposed Hate Speech Laws A Step Too Far

Reports of the Government’s proposed new hate speech laws go a step too far and risk sacrificing the freedoms New Zealanders enjoy, National’s Justice spokesperson Simon Bridges says. “The reforms are supposedly including protections to every ... More>>

ALSO:


PM Ardern And PM Morrison: Commencement Of Two-Way Quarantine-Free Travel Between Australia And New Zealand

Joint Statement by Prime Ministers Scott Morrison and Jacinda Ardern Commencement of two-way quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand Today, Australia and New Zealand have fulfilled their commitment to establish two-way quarantine free ... More>>

Claire Breen: ACC’s Policy Of Not Covering Birth Injuries Is One More Sign The System Is Overdue For Reform

Claire Breen , University of Waikato Recent media coverage of women not being able to get treatment for birth injuries highlights yet another example of gender bias in healthcare in New Zealand. More>>

Police: Police Accept Findings Of IPCA Report Into Photographs Taken At Checkpoint

Police accept the findings of a report by the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) relating to photographs taken at a checkpoint in Northland. On November 16, 2019, Police set up a checkpoint down the road from a fight night event in Ruakaka ... More>>

ALSO:


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels