No distance can set true friends apart, be it thousands of miles afar. Albeit geographically distant from New Zealand, the Cook Islands and Niue, China enjoys close friendly relations with the three countries, culminating, through common efforts, in thriving Comprehensive Strategic Partnerships. New Zealand and China have created many “firsts” in the bilateral exchanges and cooperation, and played an exemplary role in promoting mutually beneficial cooperation between countries different in social systems, stages of development, and size. In similar veins, the Cook Islands, Niue and China have become good friends and good partners in evolving relationships that feature affinity and mutual understanding, the spirit of navigating together (Turou Hawaiiki), mutual respect and common development.
The Chinese people, under the leadership of the Communist Party of China have achieved, though laborious work, the first centenary goal of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects. We are now marching in confident strides toward the second centenary goal of building China into a prosperous, strong, democratic and culturally advanced modern socialist country. China is committed to the path of peaceful development and the strategy of mutually beneficial and win-win opening-up. China will uphold multilateralism and promote the building of a community with a shared future for mankind. To this end, China will constantly deepen the friendly cooperation with various countries of the world, including New Zealand, the Cook Islands and Niue, so as to benefit the peoples of our respective countries and make greater contribution to peace and development of the region and the world.
I hope this website can serve as a window for friends from all walks of life to get to know China and its relations with New Zealand, the Cook Islands and Niue, and as a bridge for mutual trust, cooperation and ,above all friendship.
Thank you for your attention. Your comment and suggestions are always most welcome.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
of the People's Republic of China
to New Zealand, the Cook Islands and Niue
Wellington, Jan 10, 2022