The debate over the extent of influence from the PRC and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in New Zealand, as well as anxieties to do with the nature of the PRC government’s domestic policies, have led to concerns over the role of PRC financing in New Zealand.
What are the current challenges facing New Zealand organisations which receive funding from the PRC to further their work in the cultural and education sectors?
Where is there consensus? What are the points of difference?
The Asia Media Centre approached a range of people across local government, universities, community initiatives and organisations that work with, have knowledge of or receive funding from the PRC-related sources to find out their views. New Zealand media are welcome to use the commentators’ analyses in their reporting.
Local views on...
- How the geopolitical climate is affecting organisations that receive funding from PRC-related sources in New Zealand
- The key challenges facing New Zealand's organisations and events in terms of financing from China government sources
- How relationships and funding with China government sources have changed over the years
- Whether it would be possible to create China-related projects without government support
- The value of China-related projects in New Zealand
List of local commentators
- Stephen Noakes, Senior Lecturer, Politics and International Relations, University of Auckland
- Linda Lim, Asian Events Trust, Chinese New Year Festival, Wellington
- Rebecca Needham, Director of the Confucius Institute, Victoria University of Wellington
- Tze Ming Mok, sociologist, political scientist and writer
- Esther Fung, Secretary, Wellington Chinese Garden Society
- David Lee, Wellington City Councillor Southern Ward
- Justin Lester, Mayor of Wellington
- Duncan Campbell, New Zealand Contemporary Chinese Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington
– Asia Media Centre