We recently held our launch event, the “NZ China Politics Symposium”. Seven speakers with backgrounds ranging from academia, government and industry all gave their take of what the current relationship is like. Highlights included Dr Stephen Noakes asking us to consider how much we focus on China in the NZ-China relationship, John McKinnon giving us a run-down of the three periods of NZ-China relations and MFAT’s Arun Jain updating us on the current status of the FTA upgrade negotiations. Thank you to all those who attended our first event of the year! Special thanks to North Asia CAPE for their collaboration.