Thu, 29 Sept|
Conversation with Wilson Chau about his Chinese language journey and his diplomatic career
Time & Location
29 Sept 2022, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
About the Event
Conversation with Wilson Chau about his Chinese language journey and his diplomatic careerAbout this event
We are delighted to have Wilson Chau, Deputy Consul-General in Shanghai, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, join us for a kōrero (conversation).Wilson will share his Chinese language journey with us. This will include his reflections on his Hong Kong/Cantonese heritage and experience as a first-generation immigrant, how this has contributed to his career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and his language exposure while on posting in Taipei and Shanghai.REGISTRATIONS CLOSE ON WEDNESDAY 28 September 12:00PM (NZ time). Once closed, we will send the Teams details and a Slido link for your questions.To sign up to be a member of PAPSN, head over to this webpage: https://lnkd.in/gfV-tUVPlease share the invite with your networks and for any queries contact Farhat Shaikh (PAPSN Co-Chair) on 021 057 4640.
About our speaker:Wilson Chau has been with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) for over 9 years. Wilson is currently serving as Deputy Consul-General in Shanghai. He was previously posted to Taipei between 2015 and 2020, which included nearly 2 years of full-time Chinese language training. His other roles in MFAT have included being the lead for climate/environmental negotiations as part of New Zealand’s APEC 2021 host year, covering Greater China issues, and working on MFAT’s COVID-19 response.Wilson was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Avondale, Auckland. He holds BA and LLB degrees (with honours) from the University of Auckland. Wilson has also worked briefly at ANZ Bank and the British High Commission in Wellington, has taught English in China, and is a member of the Asia New Zealand Foundation’s Leadership Network.