Xin nian kuai le! Happy Lunar New Year! Two weeks into the Year of the Dog and the Year of the Monkey is now just a distant memory.
I have just returned from our Track II (non-official diplomacy) dialogues in two of our current priority countries, Thailand and South Korea, both of which are grappling with significant change.
It would be fair to say that the novel coronavirus – now named Covid-19 – has been making our work at the Asia New Zealand Foundation a bit more challenging.
Over recent weeks, we have seen a surge in discussions, be they webinars, round tables or conferences, looking at New Zealand’s connections to Asia and how we can strengthen them.
We launched our Perceptions of Asia report this week, a survey that has tracked the way New Zealanders view Asia and its peoples for more than 20 years. It’s fair to say that since the first survey wa
By the time this update is published, I’ll be half way to Singapore where I’ll be spending two days engaged in security and defence discussions at this year’s Shangri-La Dialogue, and then it’s o
It's mid-winter and the normal expectation is that things would slow down, but this month has, in fact, been another busy one at the Foundation.
I hope you had a good break and enjoyed a bit of sunshine (for readers in New Zealand). Holidays are always too short, but since there is no stopping the New Year, we need to get back down to business
With the country now at level 2 and most days seeing no new cases of COVID-19 reported, things have begun to return to something more closely resembling life before the virus.
It’s hard to believe another year is almost over. Looking back over the activities the Foundation has delivered or supported, and people and organisations we have been involved with, it amazes me how