Since China and New Zealand established diplomatic ties on Dec. 22, 1972, their bilateral relations have been improving steadily with frequent high-level exchanges and cooperation in various fields. Here is a chronology of major events in Sino-New Zealand relations since 1972
20 leaders in Brisbane have engaged in so-called koala diplomacy, cuddling the typically Australian creatures, but over the years, various animals have played a role in diplomatic occasioins involving China.
Chinese President Xi Jinping's upcoming visit to Fiji and collective meeting with leaders from Pacific island countries will be a historical first for Chinese presidents, a senior Foreign Ministry official said here Thursday.
Though charting a course for global economic recovery and bolstering investor sentiment would be high on the agenda of global leaders during the G20 summit in Russia, attention would also be drawn on how China is combating slower growth.