Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern has begun a short tour of China.
Ardern is in Beijing for a number of meetings with senior people in the Chinese parliament.
She has gone to China to ensure New Zealand’s relationship with China stays strong.
“China is a friend”, said Ms Ardern – speaking before she left New Zealand. “And despite our different perspectives, on some issues, our relationship, I believe, it is a mature and resilient one.”