Patron: Her Excellency The Right Honourable Dame Patsy Reddy, GNZM, QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand

The Complex Story of the January 2020 Taiwan Presidential Elections

By Dr Anita PerkinsThe 15th presidential election of Taiwan took place on 11th January 2020. Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party ... Continue Reading >>

Initial US-China Trade Agreement Announcement: Doubts Cast over Implementation and Positive Impacts 

By Dr Anita PerkinsThe US Government recently announced plans for a let-up in its trade war with China. On 11 October, President Trump announced ... Continue Reading >>

Business Engagement with Asia: The Importance of Trust and Relationships

By Dr Anita Perkins Aotearoa New Zealand is a nation increasingly dependent on trade relationships. As we move away from our more traditional ... Continue Reading >>

A period of uncomfortable disruption in growing New Zealand-China relations

By Dr Anita Perkins In recent months political commentary has reflected on an uncomfortable tension in the Sino-New Zealand relations. Some of ... Continue Reading >>

Japan leaves the International Whaling Commission

By Dr Anita Perkins Welcome to 2019! We look forward to another fruitful year of discussing geopolitics and social issues in the Asia-Pacific ... Continue Reading >>