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Guangdong Party Secretary Wang Yang visited New Zealand 9-14 June 2012

Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key with Secretary of the Guangdong Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Wang Yang
Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key with Secretary of the Guangdong Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Wang Yang

Secretary of the Guangdong Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Wang Yang visited New Zealand in June.  His visit added to a programme of celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between New Zealand and China in 2012.

Mr Wang’s visit further cemented the excellent relationship New Zealand enjoys with Guangdong Province, a region of vital significance to New Zealand’s business, trade and investment links with China.

During his time in New Zealand, Mr Wang held talks with Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key and senior Government Ministers, met the Mayors of Christchurch, Queenstown, Wellington and Auckland, and the Chairman of the New Zealand China Council, Rt Hon Sir Don McKinnon.  He also called on leading New Zealand wine, agri-tech and tourism businesses.

Mr Wang and his delegation enjoyed a variety of New Zealand cultural experiences as well, including a tour of Te Papa and a performance by students of Whitireia Performing Arts Centre in Wellington.

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