ODT Agribusiness reporter Sally Rae recently visited Beijing as part of an NZCFS Media Tour. She will share her insights.
From a farming background in North Otago, I have been a journalist for the Otago Daily Times for the past 18 years – 16 of those covering general news and the past two years as farming editor, and business reporter.
Travelled to China for a week in May (Shanghai and Beijing) at the invitation of the NZCFS, along with four other senior journalists and a photographer (I was the only South Islander), and our delegation leader George Andrews, with the objective of discussing topics of our choice with key policy makers in the Chinese Government. My chosen subject was dairying – particularly the expansion of Fonterra in China, and also Chinese investment in NZ.
Venue: Home of Dr Haixin Jiang
55 Glendining Ave, North East Valley
This meeting will be of interest to members, travelers, farmers, ODT readers, those with Chinese business links, and those who buy milk!