Simon Deng Li Fund Project News

Challenges of Promoting Hemp grown in Shandan as a Building Material

The following article is by Parley Reynolds, who was one of our three NZCFS ‘Class of 2014 Youth Friendship Ambassadors’ and is presently (2017) Business Development Manager in the New Zealand Consulate-General for New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, Chengdu, Sichuan Province. Parley visited Shandan, Gansu Province, China, for 4 days in 2014 as part of his Youth Friendship … [Read more...]

Diary of the 2016 NZCFS Environmental Delegation to China – Part 2

This the second part of  a daily record of the visit to China of a group of 6 people, including some NZCFS members, to a number of interesting environment-oriented institutions as well as sites of ecological and environmental significance throughout China. Kirk McDowall has written a full and fascinating account of the efforts of the Chinese people to address many of these … [Read more...]

Diary of the 2016 NZCFS Environmental Delegation to China – Part 1

This is a daily record of the visit to China of a group of 6 people, including some NZCFS members, to a number of interesting environment-oriented institutions as well as sites of ecological and environmental significance throughout China. Kirk McDowall has written a full and fascinating account of the efforts of the Chinese people to address many of these problems and, in many … [Read more...]

2016 Environmental Delegation to China produces some surprising results

A deeper insight into the environmental problems facing China and the fascinating methods to address them was gained by the six members of the Environmental Delegation to China recently.  Deborah Robertson, Youth Ambassador in 2014, and the other delegates have produced a fascinating report of their findings. All six members had expertise in fields of work - such as … [Read more...]

Call for applications for Simon Deng Li funding 2016

For all NZCFS National Executive elected members, branch presidents and subcommittees:  You are invited to consider projects that may be appropriate for funding from the 2016 round of the Simon Deng Li Fund. Note that projects which will be considered for  funding  by the Simon Deng Li Fund should be for 'consolidating and deepening friendship between the peoples of China and … [Read more...]

Hawkes Bay Orchestral Society’s cultural exchange to China a success

The Hawkes Bay Orchestral Society’s 10-day cultural exchange to China (April 2016) was a great success. The exchange was funded by the New Zealand China Friendship Society's Simon Deng Li Fund.  As a result of this tour, it is highly likely that a visit from a performance and arts group from Guilin Childrens' Palace to Hawkes Bay will take place in 2017, and more school … [Read more...]

Auckland poet heading to Shanghai

Auckland poet Heidi North-Bailey has been selected as the second New Zealand writer to join the Shanghai Writers’ Association’s Writing Programme.  Her residency is part of an exchange initiated through the New Zealand China Friendship Society's Simon Deng Li Fund in partnership with the Michael King Writers Centre.Heidi will join writers from Argentina, Spain, Israel, Russia, … [Read more...]

Applications open for 2016 Shanghai Writers’ programme

New Zealand's literary exchange with China continues with the call for applications from New Zealand writers to attend the international writers' programme run by the Shanghai Writers’ Association in September and October 2016.The successful writer will receive free accommodation in an inner-city apartment, a small stipend for living expenses and return economy-class air … [Read more...]

Projects funded by the Simon Deng Li Fund for 2016

The New Zealand China Friendship Society (NZCFS) is pleased to announce that five projects are being funded by the Simon Deng Li Fund for 2016.Most of them should help promote the NZCFS among younger people which gives a good fit with the desired aims of the Society in that regard.Below details are given of the five projects, including a brief description and their status, as … [Read more...]

Call for Applications for Environmental Delegation to China 2016

This is a call for you to join the Environmental Delegation to China 2016, which is supported by the New Zealand China Friendship Society [Simon Deng Li Fund] and Beijing Youxie. About the Tour: Objectives: The objectives of this tour* are for New Zealand environmental professionals to: Build relationships with their Chinese counterparts and better understand Chinese … [Read more...]

Tauranga Scholarship winners thank NZCFS at Conference

Lucy Ketel and Lauren Anning, as winners of the BoP Cultural Scholarship Awards, were chosen to go to China this year, 2015.  They are from Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand.  They both spoke about their experiences in China at the New Zealand China Friendship Society's National Conference held in Nelson, May, 2015. The 'Bay of Plenty Cultural Scholarship to … [Read more...]