New Zealand is located in the Southwest Pacific Ocean. It is the second largest country in Oceania after Australia. The country is mainly composed of two large islands, North and south, and some small islands around it, with a total area of 270,000 square kilometers and a population of about 5.1 million. The main residents are descendants of British colonists and indigenous Maori.
New Zealand is very lonely in the Southwest Pacific Ocean, and the nearest country is Australia, which is 1,600 kilometers away.
Because New Zealand is far away from the center of the world, it has not been troubled by wars, especially the two world wars, which has allowed New Zealand to develop its economy safely. Different from other developed countries, New Zealand's agriculture, animal husbandry, forestry, fishery and tourism are very developed, but the industrial level is average 39bet-xì dách-phỏm miền bắc-tiến lên miền bắc-xóc đĩa-game bắn cá.
As a Commonwealth nation, New Zealand's nominal head of state is still the King of England, but the standard of living of its people has surpassed that of its supranational nation.
Because 70% of the people in New Zealand are descendants of British colonists, there is not much difference between New Zealand and Britain in customs, only some Maori still maintain some primitive etiquette, such as the way to greet each other is to touch each other's noses.
Cities in New Zealand are full of strong British flavor. For example, in Christchurch, a famous city in New Zealand, tourists can take the British antique style tram. This tram passes through the city center and most of the city attractions. New Zealanders can even be described as lazy, with 365 days a year, more than 140 holidays, and an average of one day off every two.
The population of New Zealand is less than one quarter of that of Beijing, and its highly developed economy makes its people live a very rich life.
For New Zealanders, the most important thing is how to enjoy life, dealing with them. You will find that they are either on vacation or on vacation.
New Zealand also has an 8 hour working day, but it is rare to see New Zealanders working overtime. Even their shops and restaurants are closed at the same time, which is very different from our Asian countries. Once they get off work, they don't think about work, and even if they find it, they'll tell you to deal with it when they get to work.
No one is on call 24 hours a day like people in Northeast Asian countries, so it's best to find them before they leave for business.
Education in New Zealand is free from primary to high school.
Students do not have a lot of academic pressure in school. Teachers pay more attention to whether students are happy in school, and their academic performance comes second. After completing free primary and secondary education, students in New Zealand can choose to go on to university, which they have to pay for themselves.
The famous universities in New Zealand include the University of Auckland, Massey University, Lincoln University and so on. The academic qualifications of these universities have also been recognized by our educational institutions. Those of us who plan to study overseas may consider further study in these universities when choosing to study in New Zealand.
In fact, New Zealand is not rich in natural resources, mainly coal, gold, iron ore, oil and gas, etc., reserves are not much.
New Zealand's economic take-off is to make full use of its own advantages in agriculture, forestry, pastoral and fishery. New Zealand is rich in forest resources, with a forest area of 8.1 million hectares, accounting for 30% of the national land area. The export of wood and wood products is one of the main export projects of New Zealand to earn foreign exchange.
About half of the country's land is devoted to animal husbandry, and crude wool, dairy products, and red meat are among New Zealand's most important exports.
Although New Zealand's agriculture is highly mechanized, most of the land is occupied by pasture and forest, so it cannot be self-sufficient in food and has to be imported from abroad.
In addition, fishery production is also an important source of income for New Zealand. New Zealand has the fourth largest exclusive economic zone in the world and exports more than 50% of commercially harvested and farmed fish and shellfish every year.
Generally speaking, New Zealand is a developed agricultural country, and its economy is heavily dependent on foreign trade. China is the largest trading partner of New Zealand, which is one of the main reasons why New Zealand, as a member of the western developed countries, is not active when the western developed countries are trying to encircle China.
New Zealand's tourism and catering industry is also very developed. Thanks to New Zealand's environmental protection, tourists from all over the world are happy to go.
In recent years, New Zealand has become an important tourist destination for Chinese tourists as a large number of them go abroad.
Before the pandemic, New Zealand received more than 3.7 million foreign tourists a year, most of them from China and the United States. New Zealand has a variety of dining styles, including European, Japanese, Vietnamese and so on.
For authentic New Zealand cuisine, order the quintessential dessert Palova, a cake made with cream and fruit, which is said to taste good.
Reservations are required at traditional New Zealand restaurants, especially high-end ones, although in big cities, bar style dining is becoming popular and no reservations are required.
As there are more than 900 Asian restaurants in New Zealand, Chinese tourists don't need to worry about eating unaccustomed food when visiting New Zealand.
China and New Zealand established diplomatic ties in 1972 and have maintained sound bilateral relations since then.
Bilateral trade grew rapidly in the 1990s as China's economy began to explode. Bilateral trade grew at an average annual rate of 12% throughout the 1990s. In the WTO negotiations, New Zealand was the first to reach an agreement with China on bilateral market access, and the first to formally recognize China's full market economy status. After China proposed the Belt and Road Initiative, New Zealand was also the first Western country to respond and upgraded its free trade agreement with China.
However, New Zealand is a member of the Five Eyes Alliance, and its majority ethnic group is of British descent, with blood ties to Britain, the United States, Canada and Australia.
The reason why New Zealand did not take an active part in the high-profile containment of China by Western countries led by the United States is that New Zealand is too weak and an agricultural country in terms of its comprehensive national strength. In the competition between China and the United States, New Zealand's industry is not affected by the impact.
In addition, as China is its largest trading country, it is not worth offending China thousands of miles away. As an island country in the Southwest Pacific Ocean, New Zealand is like a paradise, hardly seen on the international political stage, and even some forgotten countries.