The book examines the expansion of investment and trade between China and New Zealand, and its changing composition within the political framework, especially the 2008 Free Trade Agreement. Particular attention is paid to China’s volatile agrifood market, where New Zealand dairy products play an important role for both countries. The New Zealand-China economic relationship – asymmetrical and complementary, but with increasing competition from domestic production – is a case study of the complexities of globalization and the interplay of economic imperatives, political pressures and cultural factors. China is now New Zealand’s main economic partner and a major source of migrants, tourists and students. This proposed study on how New Zealand and China manage their grave dissimilarities and disparities in growing, ever close economic ties will be of interest to academics, policy analysts, economic/trade decision makers, and business practitioners.
Table of Contents
1. China’s economic growth and its influence on New Zealand.- 2. The Historical Legacy –Themes and Issues.- 3. Trade with the People’s Republic of China– the early years.- 4. The flowering of the relationship.- 5. Bilateral FDI relations between Chinese New Zealand: General trends, driving forces and perceptions.- 6. The development of the agrifood market in China: opportunities and challenges.- 7. New Zealand and the Complexities of Globalization.