Janine Chin Manages the Confucius Institute in Auckland with the aim of promoting Chinese language and culture to all sectors of the community.

A main focus is working with schools to enable students to successfully engage with Chinese people all over the world, particularly in China and in New Zealand. This is achieved through a variety of programmes and with a variety of people and organisations.

Janine’s background is in education. Trained as a teacher in Wellington, she has taught in a number of schools in both Wellington and Auckland and also in Japan where she taught English to students and adults. She has links with China and is currently based at The University of Auckland where the Confucius Institute was founded and is situated.