New Zealand Supports China's Anti-Virus Battle

Updated: 2020-03-01

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic, Chinese youth and student associations across New Zealand have organized a number of donations. These have served both to promote China's effective epidemic control measures among the New Zealand community and to enhance New Zealanders' understanding and support for China.

The large-scale donation campaign "NZ4Wuhan", initiated by the New Zealand Chinese Youth Federation (NZCYF), gathered 19 Chinese, youth, women and student organizations to launch fund-raising activities, and raised a total of 26,740 New Zealand dollars (US $19,046.94) for the purchase of 18,150 medical surgical masks, 6,000 of which were given to the Pu'ai Hospital in Wuhan and others to the Xiaogan Charity Federation.


The medical surgical masks donated by New Zealand organizations led by the New Zealand Chinese Youth Federation (NZCYF) during the "NZ4Wuhan" activity

In addition, the NZCYF also collected short videos of people from all walks of life in New Zealand offering blessings to China, and made them into collections as part of the "NZ4Wuhan" project.


Clare Fearnley, New Zealand Ambassador to China, records a short video offering her best wishes to China.


Dave Bromwich, Chairman of the New Zealand China Friendship Society, records a short video offering his best wishes to China.


Niels Grosmann, a winner of the New Zealand Youth Awards, records a short video offering his best wishes to China.


A New Zealand family supports China with a poster with the Maori "Kia Kaha" with a hashtag "FightVirusGoChina".


Students in New Zealand cheer for China. The Chinese says "Fighting Wuhan".


Chinese children in New Zealand record a short video offering their best wishes to China.


Students in New Zealand support China with a Maori dance.

The NZCYF is a non-governmental organization composed of young Chinese people who are living, working and studying in New Zealand. It is one of the organizers of the "New Zealand China Young Leaders' Forum".

With the support of the governments of China and New Zealand, the forum is held by youth organizations of the two countries, with China and New Zealand taking it in turns to host. It aims to develop the friendship between the youth of the two countries, as well as their exchanges and cooperation.