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

A Challenge to Humanity

By Dr Anita Perkins An Interview with Asia Forum Executive Director Dr Farib Sos on the Impact of Covid-19 (1) How has the Covid-19 pandemic impacted you and your family and work?The virus is a challenge to humanity. It makes me reflect more on my personal values ... Continue Reading >>

The Complex Story of the January 2020 Taiwan Presidential Elections

By Dr Anita Perkins The 15th presidential election of Taiwan took place on 11th January 2020. Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was voted in as president. Her closest opponent was Kaohsiung mayor Han Kuo-yu of the Kuomintang (KMT). Like the 2016 ... Continue Reading >>

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

By Dr Anita Perkins The US Government recently announced plans for a let-up in its trade war with China. On 11 October, President Trump announced that China and the United States had come to an initial consensus on a trade deal agreement. The agreement was ... 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 Western trading partners and grow our ties within Asia, understanding appropriate engagement approaches is imperative to ... 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 this observation was centred on a decision to put on hold the Wellington opening of the China-New Zealand Year of Tourism. ... Continue Reading >>