China to work with New Zealand to push for greater development of ties

China is ready to work jointly with New Zealand to continue upholding the spirit of “striving to be the first” and to push for greater development of the bilateral relationship in 2021, said Chinese Ambassador to New Zealand Wu Xi on Saturday.

The Wellington Branch of the New Zealand China Friendship Society (NZCFS) held a banquet here on Saturday night to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

The Chinese ambassador said in a congratulatory message that the China-New Zealand relationship has seen remarkable progress, even as unilateralism and protectionism have increased in parts of the world.

The two countries have recently signed a protocol for upgrading the China-New Zealand FTA.