The understanding and goodwill engendered leads to trust and respect - very important in relationships with China, where "person to person" is key. It enables unlimited potential of further co-operation and developments to the benefits of both cities - culturally and economically.
To continue all current projects, enlarging the networks between the two cities, and to encourage new projects or linkages especially in education and technology
To relay offers and opportunities from Xiamen and to help with appropriate contacts, to further Wellington's involvement in Xiamen
To provide information and advice to Wellingtonians to help with readiness to engage with China and to help local government and citizens to be as informed and knowledgeable as possible.