The growing importance of China to the New Zealand economy was emphasised in a release yesterday by Auckland International Airport, which showed a sharp growth in Chinese visitor numbers in the current financial year.
China has denied allegations that its firms had exported banned goods to North Korea, after Japanese media reported that Chinese-made missile transporters were sold to Pyongyang in violation of a U.N. Security Council resolution.
China's most senior diplomat has vowed to deepen ties with North Korea and praised its young leader Kim Jong-un, despite an international outcry over Pyongyang's recent rocket launch and the possibility of a third nuclear test by the isolated state.
Britain has asked China to investigate the death last year of a British man with reported ties to a high-profile politician who was dismissed this month in a massive scandal.
Building a skyscraper is the ultimate expression of economic confidence, and more than half of the 124 skyscrapers under construction in the world are being built in China.
China will boost military spending by 11.2 percent this year, the government says, unveiling Beijing's first defence budget since President Barack Obama launched a policy "pivot" to reinforce U.S. influence across the Asia-Pacific.
Prime Minister John Key yesterday launched a formal strategy to improve ties with China, including more investment from Chinese SOEs, and attracting more Chinese students and tourists.
A 21-minute film showcasing Queenstown's skifields, back-country skiing and skydiving has won Best Picture in the Outdoor Film Festival in China - with the exposure the beginning of a "10-year project" to increase visitors to Queenstown during winter.
Chinese police have arrested 608 suspects and rescued 178 children in busts of two separate child trafficking networks, authorities say.
A sudden explosion of rock in a coal mine in central China following a small earthquake killed four miners and trapped 57 others, a state news agency has reported today.
China is New Zealand's only growing top-five tourism market and by 2014 will have eclipsed traditional heavyweights the United States and Britain to take the No2 spot, according to government forecasts.
A group of 11 travel agents from Beijing had a "whistlestop" familiarisation tour in Dunedin at the weekend, and were pleased with what they saw.
The opening of a joint New Zealand immigration and tourism office in Shanghai is a welcome move and will help simplify the process for Chinese tourists wanting to visit the Wakatipu, Destination Queenstown says.
A bullet train crashed into another high-speed train that had stalled after being struck by lightning in eastern China, causing four carriages to fall off a viaduct and killing at least 35 people and injuring 191 others, state media and an official said on Sunday.
A 2-year-old Chinese girl left unattended fell 10 storeys from her family's apartment window and survived after being caught by a woman passing by, state media reported.
Renowned artist Ai Weiwei, the most high-profile target of a sweeping crackdown on activists in China, has returned home after nearly three months in detention.
A report that China's state-owned wealth fund, the China Investment Corporation, has set aside $NZ6 billion to spend on New Zealand assets is not surprising, Craigs Investment Partners broker Peter McIntyre says.
A $272-million Hello Kitty theme park celebrating the cute cartoon cat with a cult-like following will open in China in 2014.
Menus in Mandarin, staff learning phrases, adding congee (rice porridge) to breakfast buffets and maintaining "good old southern friendliness and smiles", were some of the tips offered to about 150 Queenstown tourism operators looking for a share of the booming Chinese market.
The red carpet will be rolled out when 70 Chinese delegates experience Queenstown tomorrow, after arriving in Auckland on Saturday on China Southern Airlines' inaugural New Zealand flight.