The "shopping list" is all written up as New Zealand heads into talks to upgrade its free trade agreement (FTA) with China.

The Belt and Road Initiative has been lauded by Australian experts as being the catalyst for a new era in economic and trade cooperation between Australia and China.

When Bernard Wright retired from his position of clerk, the most senior official in the House of Representatives, four years ago, he began to run a family farm 140 km north of Canberra.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's official visits to Australia and New Zealand are drawing global attention, particularly as the two countries hold striking trade surpluses with China.