Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny    18 / 7   City Forecast

Home>>Foreign Affairs

Auckland mayor seeks closer links with China


10:30, October 27, 2011

Auckland mayor seeks closer links with China 2011-10-26 15:13:13 FeedbackPrintRSS

WELLINGTON, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- The mayor of Auckland, New Zealand's largest and most populous city, has big plans for its development, and he's looking to China for inspiration.

Auckland Mayor Len Brown will make two trips to China in November and April next year with aims to strengthen links between the city, which has the country's largest Chinese community, and China, its second largest trading partner.


Based on a narrow isthmus, Auckland is spreading to the north and south, and a second link across the Waitemata harbor, between its northern suburbs and the city center, is essential to its development.

"We've got three tunnels in Auckland coming at us Waterview, which is a trench tunnel, the inner-city rail tunnel, and the cross-harbor tunnel. Some of the best and newest technologies are in Shanghai so we're going to visit that," Brown told Xinhua in a recent interview in Auckland.

His trip to Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shanghai from Nov. 11 to 15 will include a close assessment of Shanghai's underground rail system.

Brown will travel with representatives of the New Zealand Transport Agency, but all options were still on the table, he said.

"These are multi-billion-dollar projects and we need to assess the best technology that will give us the best pricing and whoever delivers it at some point will be determined by independent agencies."

【1】 【2】 【3】


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Bayi Aerobatic Team of PLA Air Force perform in China's Shandong

  2. Picturesque scenery of Mugecuo in Southwest China

  3. Heavy fog envelopes North China

  4. Rare cats displayed at elite cat show in Moscow

Most Popular


  1. Chinese officials need to speak cautiously
  2. Why Taoism can change the world
  3. Who is shaping China's online public opinion?
  4. War in Syria: Gamble for US
  5. Ambassador: China-US relations not zero-sum game
  6. Concerns arise about credibility of public hearings
  7. China weighs social security law for foreign workers
  8. Positive factors emerge in Chinese stock market
  9. New energy layout taking shape in China
  10. US motives in Africa questioned

What's happening in China

Chinese show they are keen to get in saddle

  1. 29 killed in central China's coal mine blast
  2. China funds tuition for students serving in army
  3. Death toll rises to 24 after truck overturns
  4. China Mobile launches new firm
  5. Freighter sinks after collision off east China coast

PD Online Data

  1. Tangerines and oranges
  2. Dried persimmon cake
  3. Guangdong candy
  4. Tangyuan
  5. What do Chinese eat during the Spring Festival?