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Simon Bridges: diplomat

The very phrase, “Simon Bridges, diplomat”, would seem one of the more unlikely to appear this election year. Bridges...

The South China Sea — why doesn’t China abide by the UN Law of...

The Chinese Ambassador in Wellington, Wu Xi, invited questions from POLITIK on the current situation in the South China Sea. This is a transcript...

Hong Kong decision puts beef exports at risk

The Government decision to end the extradition treaty with Hong Kong places at risk the possibility of New Zealand increasing its beef sales to...

China whispers a warning to NZ

Both the Prime Minister and the Chinese Ambassador appeared yesterday to very subtly put some distance into the relationship between New Zealand and China. Comments...

Don’t let Covid turn NZ into a fortress

Former Labour Prime Minister Helen Clark will join the debate about whether to open the border. Clark along with the former Prime Minister’s Chief Science...

Chinese Ambassador calls for NZ and China to work together on Covid-19

Wu XiMme Wu Xi is China's Ambassador to New Zealand and she has contributed this article. POLITIK is publishing it in the...

NZ ready to get heavy with the UK

New Zealand now stands between the United Kingdom and its hopes of entering the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement  (CPTPP). POLITIK understands...

Fancy footwork needed with Five Eyes

New Zealand faces a major foreign policy challenge as the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing agreement starts to become more of a security agreement. Australia appears to...

Angry phone call to Brussels

Relations between New Zealand and the EU appeared to reach a new low yesterday as Trade Minister David Parker complained that he had learned...

Trumping the US; China could join the CPTPP

As political and trade tensions with the United States rise, and its image as a global leader is tarnished by riots, China has indicated...

Dr Bloomfield to the rescue

New Zealand appears to have moved to reduce tension in the China-New Zealand relationship by calling on its Covid-19 hero, Dr Ashley Bloomfield, to...

NZ getting squeezed over Taiwan

New Zealand faces potential retaliation for its stance on Taiwan and the World Health Organisation whichever way it turns. The problem is that New Zealand...

Peters risks China’s ire with pro-US, pro-Taiwan policy

New Zealand has agreed to co-sign a United States letter calling for the admission of Taiwan to the World Health Organisation’s World Health Assembly...

China sends medical aid here

China is sending medical supplies to New Zealand to assist the country’s fight against the Covid-19 virus. And New...

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