China has become New Zealand's fourth major partner in co-producing scientific publications, according to a report commissioned by the New Zealand Ch
China has become New Zealand’s fourth major partner in co-producing scientific publications, according to a report commissioned by the New Zealand China Council. The report reveals that 11.6% of New Zealand research in 2022 was co-authored with Chinese researchers, showing an increase from 7.7% in 2017. The collaborations cover various disciplines, including food science, health, and the environment. The report highlights the benefits of such partnerships, including faster access to medical breakthroughs, improved biosecurity, and advancements in fruit species. However, the report also acknowledges challenges such as limited funding opportunities and the need for careful management of overseas collaborations to ensure credibility and transparency. Trust between individual researchers is seen as an essential foundation for successful scientific collaboration.