Category Archives: Rural development

The Rise of China’s Agriculture

Although it leaves many New Zealanders uncomfortable, there is a stark reality that the future of New Zealand’s agricultural industries, and hence the overall economy, is highly dependent on China. The reason is very simple: there is no-one else in … Continue reading

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Vietnam aligns with the West

Recently I have been working in Vietnam with colleagues from Hue University. After an absence of some eight years, it has been fascinating to see the changes that have occurred, both physical and attitudinal. There are many ‘Vietnams’. But the … Continue reading

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