Extension of Cooperatives in Zhangye District, 2008-10

DSCF0537

In 2006 to 2008, two NZCFS projects established 29 cooperatives in Shandan county, enhancing the capacity of Shandan to serve as a model county for cooperative promotion, and establishing Shandan Bailie School as a centre for cooperative training. A further project was implemented from September 2008 to June 2010 to extend the establishment of model cooperatives in four counties of Zhangye district (Shandan is also in Zhangye district). This was titled: Establish cooperative Trainer of Trainers … [Read more...]

Auckland Branch Newsletter – April 2011

April 2011 newsletter  … [Read more...]

Auckland Branch Newsletter – March 2011

2011 March … [Read more...]

Auckland Branch Newsletter – Jan 2011

Jan newsletter … [Read more...]

Rotorua Branch Newsletter May 2011

Bob, John and Cliff enjoying lunch before the AGM

GREETINGS TO ALL                                                        OUR MAY MEETING WILL BE: DATE: Sunday 22 MAY 2011 TIME: 12:30 PM - Start time for a shared lunch VENUE: ARTS VILLAGE (RAVE) - Eric Bridgman Lounge This month our Guest Speaker is Su Ellis and Family. They lived in China from 1998 to early 2008. Their four children were aged 2 - 12 when they left New Zealand. Su and Chris initially lived in Hubei province in Jingmen, Zhongxiang and Wenquan/Xianning - all relatively … [Read more...]

NZCFS Tauranga AGM Report 2011

NZCFS Tauranga Branch Presidents Report March 2011 2010, 2011 has provided the Branch with a variety of interesting and enriching activities and projects.   In May John Hodgson and I attended the CFS National Conference in Hamilton, as delegates. Peter Cornwall joined us, and Margaret Cooper was on the National Exec. The Conference had a new format, that I found beneficial, especially to increase our knowledge of some of the awesome work being done in NZ on behalf of the Chinese people, and … [Read more...]

Hibiscus Coast branch newsletter, May 2011

Please click here to download our May newsletter HBC Friends News May 2011.  It contains an article entitled: "Extracts from the diary of two tourists in Yangshuo (near Guilin), Guangxi province". … [Read more...]

Hibiscus Coast branch newsletter – May, 2011

Please click here to download a pdf file of our May, 2011 newsletter HBC Friends News May 2011. … [Read more...]

MAY CHINESE FILM 中国电影

Date: Wednesday 25 May Time: 7.00pm - 9:30pm Venue: Committee Room One, Wellington City Council, 101 Wakefield Street (please note the venue change, moved back to Wellington City Council meeting room.) 7.00pm - Chinese Documentary: I wish I knew 海上传奇(hai shang chuan qi) [2010] Focuses on the people, their stories and architecture spanning from the mid-1800s, when Shanghai was opened as a trading port, to the present day. Director: Jia Zhang Ke贾樟柯. Starring: … [Read more...]

NZCFS Wellington Branch May Newsletter

Dr Paul McDonald, VUW

AT OUR NEXT BRANCH MEETING Dr Paul McDonald will speak on “Maoism versus Confucianism: Competing Ideological Influences on Modern Chinese Business Leaders” Paul McDonald, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer in the Victoria Management School, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, where he teaches courses in organizational behaviour, organizational design, and leadership. He has held senior administrative positions which have involved frequent travel to China, including being the founding … [Read more...]

Shaanxi Delegation Visits Rotorua

Shaanxi Delegation presentation to Rotorua Committee

On 20 April 2011 the Rotorua Branch of the China Friendship Society had the pleasure of hosting a delegation of 6 government representatives from Shaanxi Province China. They included a Senior Advisor, Deputy Director General of the Financial Department, First Deputy Mayor of Tongchuan, Deputy Chief of General Office, Chairman of Shaanxi Hongrui Group, and their interpreter from the Foreign Affairs Office, all of the Shaanxi Provincial People’s Government. Another interpreter from Auckland … [Read more...]

Nelson Branch Newsletter – May, 2011

No. 3 - May, 2011   ~ Next meeting ~ A Celebration of 20 Years of the Nelson Branch   Yes! The first meeting of the Nelson Branch of New Zealand China Friendship Society was in May, 1991. We will mark the occasion in May, 2011 with a party atmosphere at our usual venue. Members are being asked to recall their stories of earlier years of branch activities and share anecdotes related to their friendship with China. In addition, there will be a sales table and an auction of Chinese … [Read more...]

Year of the Rabbit 兔

Duan County Guangxi NZCFS project

Sanzhiyang Township (SZY) in Duan County is the centre for smaller villages and hamlets. Sanzhiyang means Three Goat and this name comes from the steep hills where three goats can’t walk side by side. The people are mainly of the Yao ethnic minority (67%) but also Maonan and Zhuang minorities. The average annual income is 716 RMB per person with the range 400 - 800 RMB, with each person living off 0.9 Mu (0.06 ha).  Yuan Jianzhui, from SZY Animal Husbandry Station says because SZY is located in … [Read more...]

National President’s Notebook March/April 2011

CHRISTCHURCH EARTHQUAKE On behalf of all Christchurch Branch members of the Society and its President Judy, thankyou for all the messages of concern and encouragement from other branches, individual members and also from our friends in China. We have been in shock supporting each other and endeavouring to normalize our lives, not wanting to even visit the centre of our city that has been decimated. We were warned to expect a large aftershock at some stage but never to my knowledge did we think … [Read more...]