Friday, October 30, 2020

Foreign Affairs

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...

China’s Ambassador pledges support for NZ: giving back with “precious jade”

The Chinese government has been in close cooperation with the New Zealand government to facilitate commercial cargo flights to transport loads of medical supplies to New Zealand.

UK Foreign Secretary in plea to Peters to help get stranded Brits home

British Foreign secretary Dominic Raab has phoned Foreign Minister Winton Peters making a plea for the New Zealand Government to enable possibly 6500 British...

Chinese whispers: what the Ambassador really meant

The Chinese Ambassador's media briefing on the coronavirus yesterday was an unusual enough event in itself, but buried within it were more than a...

Damning final verdict on McCully’s Saudi sheep deal

The CEOs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise have delivered a final nail in the coffin...

How Brexit could damage NZ

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s  (MFAT) top trade negotiator yesterday warned of the dangers that Brexit posed to the New Zealand economy. At...

Winning the trade war

A Government working group has come back with a report which more or less vindicates the original critics of the Trans...

Finally, after seven years, the RCEP trade agreement including India is close

Hopes are high in Bangkok today that after seven years, there will be agreement on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.

Ardern will test independent foreign policy at Bangkok summit

The cancellation of the APEC summit in Chile has now thrown the spotlight on the East Asia summit in Bangkok on Monday.

The real threat to the pacific

New Zealand will undoubtedly irritate its United States and Australian defence partners with a  new defence strategy for the Pacific to be...

Chinese Ambassador says reunification of motherland “inevitable”

China’s Ambassador to New Zealand, Wu Xi, in a special message to mark her country’s 70th anniversary of the coming to power of...

China Ambassador says differences in size need not stand in the way

The Chinese Ambassador writes about NZ-China relations on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party

Why NZ need not follow Australia on defence policy

In his recent speech at Victoria University of Wellington, Australian scholar and strategist Hugh White laid out his analysis of that country’s (and by...

Why our defence assumptions are wrong

Australian strategic studies academic, Hugh White last night, told a Wellington audience of foreign policy academics, officials from Government Ministries and diplomats that the...

Chinese Ambassador says don't interfere in Hong Kong

China's Ambassador to New Zealand, Wu Xi has warned New Zealand not to interfere over the Hong Kong protests. She made the comments in an exclusive...

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