About the China Capable Public Sector (CCPS) Programme
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Updated 13 October 2017, 11:14am
The China Capable Public Sector (CCPS) programme is a whole-of-government initiative to develop a China-savvy public sector with awareness, knowledge, experience, and leadership to engage effectively with China, both internationally and domestically.
Purpose of the programme
Wherever you work in the Government sector, you need some layer of China capability. That’s due to the growing significance of New Zealand’s relationship with China through increased trade, tourism, and investment. China is New Zealand’s second largest trading partner and is different from our traditional trading partners in many respects, including culture, language, and scale.
CCPS aims to develop a China capable pool of talent, both onshore and offshore, through collaborative knowledge sharing forums that foster communities of interest, and open career pathways across agencies and the wider public sector.
John McArthur, Strategic Policy Adviser: John was appointed to the role of Strategic Policy Adviser in February 2017. Prior to that he was a member of the Ministry’s Senior Leadership Team from 2007-2017. More about John
Julie Townley, Deputy Secretary Human Resources Group: Julie Townley joined MFAT in 1997 and was appointed to her current role in late 2008. More about Julie (MFAT website)
The programme is led by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in strong partnership with agency leaders across the public sector.
In this section
China Capable Community of interest
The China Capable community of interest is open to anyone in the public sector wishing to increase their capability around China.
Knowledge Transfer events, Cross-Agency Forums and the China Capable Masterclass are the China Capable forums featuring leading China experts, bringing together decades of in-China experience.
Knowledge Transfer events
Monthly events held in collaboration with the New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre (NZCCRC), providing public sector officials with a broad and deep range of different insights, perspectives, and experiences related to New Zealand’s strategic relationship with China.
Informal forums to discuss the issues of the day - an opportunity for agencies to leverage off one another, to identify opportunities and risks across the sector, and to develop solutions through a joined-up approach that considers broader political, economic, security, and cultural dimensions.
China Capable Masterclass
This highly interactive, 5-day Masterclass immerses knowledge workers in the complexities of engaging with China in the context of the New Zealand-China relationship.
Community of Practice
A core group of China experts who provide advice on concerns, problems, opportunities, and interests regarding New Zealand’s strategic engagement with China.
NZ Inc agencies
These New Zealand government agencies are contributing to the New Zealand-China relationship and the NZ Inc China Strategy. Read more about their contributions and collaborations.