A letter to China

We are a group of students from Macleans College. We are working on a business project and hoping to take the opportunity of Premier Li Keqiang’s visit in New Zealand to get support from China. May you help us to publish this letter to Premier Li through your media stream please. 

Dear Premier Li,

Welcome to New Zealand. We are a group of New Zealand high school students from Macleans College in the eastern district of Auckland. We are working on a business project, hoping to best utilise New Zealand native plant resources to make health and well-being products.

Soon, tourists from all over the world in New Zealand will not only photograph beautiful pictures and to have a good memory, but also to be gifted with the taste of New Zealand’s natural abundance that can be shared to all over the world.

China has a long history and strong technology in the study of herbology and well-being. Seeing the United States swimming star Phillips undergo Chinese cupping therapy on the television; witnessing the development of Artemisinin (extracted from wormwood used in Chinese healing traditions) saving many people’s lives in countless reports, makes us deeply in touch with the magic of the ancient wisdom of China.

We, New Zealand, not only abound in candy houses of honey and milk, also known as the “human backyard”; in the heavenly pure air and water, Aotearoa cultivates a rich variety of plants, gifts of this fertile land. These plants are likely to have a lot of benefits for humans. We hope that through traditional Chinese herbology we will pick them out, making our products the benefit of mankind.

One thousand and seven hundred years ago, a very wise king of China once said: “With all the force, is unmatched in the world; With all the wisdom, the fearless in sage.”

In the world economy today, power and wisdom of all people is the inevitable choice of human society’s progress. Like the straightforward Maori proverb once said: “Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi.”

Our former Prime Minister, John Key, spoke at Premier Li’s Alma Mater, Peking University, in Maori: “He aha te mea nui? He tangata. He tangata. He tangata,” as the conclusion in his address.

The goal of technological innovation and development is to serve mankind. Today, we hope that our New Zealand youth can support each other with China and the world’s peers. Together, we can achieve this dream.

I wish you and your wife all the best for your visit in New Zealand. We celebrate your journey, bringing all the friendly and kind wishes of the New Zealand people back to China. May the “New Silk Road” lead the world to a better future.

Qizheng Liang
YiXiao Li