China and New Zealand, during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's ongoing visit to New Zealand, have agreed to start talks on upgrading a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) in late April.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang started a four-day official visit to New Zealand on Sunday. Li published an article titled "To New Zealand, with love" in The New Zealand Herald on Monday.
New Zealand on Monday became the first Western developed country to sign a cooperation agreement with China on the Belt and Road (B&R) Initiative.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived at Wellington on Sunday for an official visit to New Zealand, the first to the Oceanian country since he took office as Chinese premier in 2013.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang returned to Beijing Wednesday after his official visit to Australia and New Zealand, accompanied by his wife Cheng Hong.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited a Chinese-owned research and development (R&D) center here Tuesday, and called for closer bilateral innovation cooperation.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and his New Zealand counterpart Bill English on Tuesday here vowed to deepen the relations between the two countries for increased mutual benefits.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday urged more efforts in tree-planting and forest fire prevention to facilitate a greener environment and sustainable development for the country.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said he hopes his ongoing New Zealand visit will deepen bilateral friendship and mutually beneficial cooperation and both countries will work together to create a brighter future for their ties.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will pay an official visit to Australia and New Zealand from March 22-29.<br /> During his stay in Australia, Chinese Premier will attend the fifth annual meeting between Chinese and Australian prime ministers.<br /> Premier Li is making the visit at the invitation of Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English.