Dr Jian Yang
DY Consulting (NZ) Ltd： Cross-Culture, Cross-Border, Cross-Industry
杨健博士是知名的国际关系学者和评论员，曾担任奥克兰大学人文学院(Faculty of Arts)副院长、新西兰亚洲研究院中国研究中心主任和新西兰国际关系学会奥克兰分会主席。
杨健博士深耕于新西兰华人社区，出版了两本便民手册 -《新西兰医疗卫生手 册》和《新西兰教育手册》。
Dr Jian Yang arrived in New Zealand in 1999. He was an academic for 12 years and then a politician for nine years. Today he is founding Chairman of DY Consulting (NZ) Limited and New Zealand Chinese Business Club Limited.
Dr Jian Yang grew up in China and obtained his first MA there. He started his second MA and PhD studies at the Australian National University in 1994 and graduated with a PhD in International Relations in 1999.
Dr Yang subsequently lectured on International Relations in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Auckland. While at the University of Auckland, Dr Yang was also Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Director of the China Studies Centre at the New Zealand Asia Institute and Chair of the Auckland branch, New Zealand Institute of International Affairs.
Dr Yang was a well-known scholar and commentator on international relations, particularly to the Chinese community in New Zealand.
In 2011, Dr Yang was elected as a Member of New Zealand Parliament. He was reelected twice in 2014 and 2017 before his retirement from Parliament in 2020.
At Parliament, Dr Yang served as Chair of the Education and Science Select Committee, Chair of the Governance and Administration Select Committee, and Deputy Chair of the Health Select Committee. He was also a member of various select committees, including the Commerce Select Committee, Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee, and the Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee, etc. In addition, Dr Yang was New Zealand National Party‘s Spokesperson for Statistics.
Dr Yang has had a strong interest in the bilateral relationship between New Zealand and China. He was Chair of the Parliamentary China Friendship Group and Hong Kong Friendship Group. He accompanied New Zealand Prime Minister, the National Party’s leadership teams and his Parliamentary colleagues to visit China a number of times. He also welcomed many Chinese delegations to New Zealand as a Member of Parliament.
Dr Yang played an important role in connecting the New Zealand National Party/Government with the Chinese community in New Zealand. He served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of Ethnic Communities and National Party Deputy Spokesperson for Ethnic Communities.
As a Member of Parliament, Dr Yang published two Chinese handbooks, New Zealand Health Handbook (2015) and New Zealand Education Handbook (2019).
After retiring from politics, Dr Yang set up DY Consulting (NZ) Limited and the New Zealand Chinese Business Club