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First ambassador to China, 1973 (1st of 2)

First ambassador to China, 1973

Bryce Harland (left), New Zealand's first ambassador to China, presents his credentials in Beijing, China, in 1973. Harland was responsible for establishing New Zealand's official presence in China and giving New Zealand a profile with the Chinese government. His US counterpart (later US president) George H. W. Bush described him as determined to try to extract as much US information on China as possible.

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Reference: AAEG W2879 626 Box 1 f 2 6

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Michael Green, 'Foreign policy and diplomatic representation - Foreign policy in Europe and beyond', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/34288/first-ambassador-to-china-1973 (accessed 23 July 2019)

Story by Michael Green, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 17 May 2016