The New Zealand China Friendship Society has had fifty years experience working with China developing a network of solid relationships. The society has a reputation in China and in New Zealand for fostering people-to-people links, whether through sister-cities, sister-schools, and friendship associations at all levels, or personal communication. The New Zealand China Friendship Society aims to: Promote friendship, understanding and goodwill between the peoples of China and New Zealand by encouraging visits and exchanges of ideas, information, culture and trade between the two countries;
Promote and foster interest in the study of China, its history, culture, political and social structures;
Support specific aid projects in China;
Promote the study of the Chinese language by New Zealanders and advanced study of English in New Zealand by Chinese;
Foster on-going development of all sister-city links between New Zealand and China;
Help visiting students and new migrants from China fit in to New Zealand society.