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Catching up with Western China: New Zealand’s Newest Diplomatic Challenge


Public Lecture

Thursday, 15 June 5.30 – 7pm

Lecture Theatre 2 (RHLT 2), Rutherford House, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University (map)

Alistair Crozier
Alistair Crozier

New Zealand established its Consulate-General in Chengdu, Sichuan Province in 2014. Alistair Crozier has served as our first Consul-General since establishment, and has seen New Zealand’s relationship with Southwest China take off over the last three years. Alistair will share his views on ‘the story so far’ for New Zealand in this fascinating region of China, the market opportunities and challenges we face, and the unique attractions of life in the Southwest – now more accessible to New Zealanders with a new direct flight from Auckland to Chengdu starting on 13 June.

Alistair Crozier is a career diplomat. Since September 2014 he has served as New Zealand’s first Consul-General to Chengdu, covering Southwest China. This is Alistair’s third diplomatic assignment in China, having previously worked in the New Zealand Embassy in Beijing as Second Secretary (2000-01) and Education Counsellor (2004-05). Alistair has also served in Papua New Guinea (2007-09) and Viet Nam (2009-14). In Wellington he has worked on United Nations and Commonwealth, North Asia and Pacific issues. Alistair is from Christchurch and is a graduate of the University of Canterbury. He is married with one daughter.  

Jointly Hosted by 
New Zealand China Friendship Society Wellington Branch & New Zealand China Trade Association

in Association with 
New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre and New Zealand Institute Of International Affairs.

If you are interested to attend this public lecture, please register on Eventbrite.

For more details contact the New Zealand China Friendship Society Wellington Branch at PO Box 5423 Lambton Quay, Wellington, or Luke Qin at [email protected]