Zhang Hao was rehearsing with other members of the Leshan Song and Dance Troupe in Sichuan province on the afternoon of May 12, 2008, when suddenly they felt a series of powerful shocks.
Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co Ltd, the Chinese dairy giant, announced on Friday its plans to invest in four dairy projects in New Zealand for a combined 3 billion yuan ($489 million) to build the world's largest dairy base.
The Sino-New Zealand relationship, compared by President Xi Jinping to "an oil painting", took on a deeper, enriching hue on Friday as more brush strokes were applied.
The head of the New Zealand China Friendship Society (NZCFS) on Friday praised Chinese President Xi Jinping for his sincerity and warmth in advancing the bilateral relationship during his just concluded state visit.
Chinese visitors spent a record NZ$979 million ($772 million) in New Zealand in the year ending September, up 33 percent year on year.
Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday that China-New Zealand relations will embrace an even brighter future with joint efforts made by the two peoples.
The formation of China-New Zealand comprehensive strategic partnership has "ushered our two countries into a new cooperative era," Chinese President Xi Jinping told a forum Friday.
New Zealand's tourism industry is set to get a boost under visa changes that make it easier for Chinese to travel to and work in the country, the Tourism Industry Association (TIA) said Friday.
Chinese tourists' passion for traveling to New Zealand has been on the rise, especially with the popularity of reality TV shows that have chosen the island country in the Southern Hemisphere as their shooting site.
Chinese-speaking audiences in New Zealand are now able to watch a series of documentaries that give an insight into China's economic and social development.
New Zealand, the only country to offer a working holiday visa to people in China, met its yearly quota of 1,000 WHVs within 24 hours of opening the application review process on July 8.